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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Drinking from the "Cups" of Malick

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    Philip
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    The films of writer/director Terrence Malick is a journey unto itself. For the uninitiated, I can not tell how this film would play on its own and isolated terms; as I have watched and thoroughly enjoyed his prior films sequentially. Films such as "Badlands", "Days of Heaven", "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World" (which must be seen in the new Criterion edition that offers all three cuts of the film). With that said, "Knights of Cups" continues to make me look forward to the Malick films to follow. Malick may be the only film-maker who gained degrees from both Harvard and The American Film Institue; combining each of his studies into works that are both philosophical and visually innovative. His films are few and far between; but altogether rare gems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Terrence Malick is starting to try my patience

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    ejkousc
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    He has a style all his own. Very fiew directors have such a stamp that ou'd know exactly who directed it within the first couple minutes but Malick is one of those people. Problem is all of his movies set in present modern times seem to be lacking something. Too obviously scriptless. Just actors wandering around with go pros. Part of you wants to think it artsy but at some point you wonder if he is just getting lazy. I rather appreciated it more when he took time between films. As a collector of his films I bought this blu ray without seeing it first, and its good to support films LIKE this but as for this film itself... eh...

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Malick's 8 1/2

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    SaulYall
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    How much you enjoy Knight of Cups is dependent upon your reaction to Malick's late stream of consciousness period ("The Tree of Life, To the Wonder"). A Hollywood screenwriter takes a pilgrimage of sorts, reflecting on his combative relationships with family and disconnected relationships with women. There's very little dialogue here. Also, little drama and convention. It's a headlong visual odyssey with hushed voice over, sound and light. It's not for mainstream tastes. It can be monotonous and dull. But it's a type of arthouse fare that one rarely sees anymore.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to My Mental Chaos

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    Besty
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    Christian Bale is a very talented actor and immerses himself into a difficult role. A man searching for happiness through a history of chaotic relationships in his life. It's a journey of individual discovery and life assessments. Too many actors and famous cameos to list. Although cinematography was beautiful , the plot was just too drawn to really enjoy and I was counting fir a quick end. Sorry. It was an attempt at a modern FELLINI type film.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, bad release

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    Seth
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    First of all, the cover art for this is just odd. Why they didn't just go with the tarot card style of the awesome poster baffles me! Then, it's just a single blu-ray disc. I mean, come on it's a Terrence Malick film! I want as much juicy extra features as possible the dude is an enigma. The film itself may be boring to some, but it's oddly relaxing to me. This and Blade Runner are two movies that I love to put on when I go to bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrence Malick is not everyones cup of tea

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    whalter58
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    I am very biased when it comes to Director Terrence Malick, I would rather watch him push the edges out than watch some successful hack stay inside the profit lines. Christian Bale roams through L.A. & Vegas and along the way encounters 6 different women who lead him through our modern, impersonal, selfish world...that's the simple plot...but, Malick doesn't do simple...you've been cautioned.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    enzso
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    Cinematography is excellent and it follows Malick's style in many ways. Acting is excellent, especially Bale's , Portman's and Blanchett's. Overall, this film did not involve me as much as did The Tree of Life, which I still think is Malick's best.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not your everyday Hollywood story about working...

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    BryanAdamsGosling
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    ...in the industry. This is an impressionistic masterpiece from good old Malick filled with an A-list and eclectic cast like Christian Bales, Brian Dennehy, Cate Blanchette, Natalie Portman and Theresa Palmer. I's also beautiful to look at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only for the Malick fans

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    dawnofdave
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    This is good if you like Terrence Malick's movies. If you're not into movies like The Tree of Life or To the Wonder you will hate this and feel that it's pointless. Not Malick's best, but enjoyable if you like his style.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    drama

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    lettuce9
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    terrence malick is a artistic director and writer.His movies are slow and moving. liked the acting range of christian bale and cate blanchett is wonderful!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie.

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    xxxyyy
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    Interesting movie to watch. The movie was not what I expected it to be like but I did enjoy it all the same. I hope that you will enjoy the movie too !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Great LA Movies

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    BWP1
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    Malick turns his roving camera to a alien-yet Modern LA as a depressed screenwriter tries to find his back towards the light.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Avante Garde

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    format916
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    Why do people hate this movie? I love it. Christian Bale ponders the meaning of life.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Haunting and essential

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    BWP1
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    Malick crafts one of the truly great LA movies. Capturing the city in a way you've never seen before.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great Malick film

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    tony
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    great film, great visuals. Blu ray has superior picture quality but negligent extra features

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cast, good movie

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    rerite
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    I dig this movie quite a bit, really good cast, good idea....the search for your inner you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok Movie

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    Gknies
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    This Movie Was kinda Boring but the Cinematography looked great more of a visual type movie.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bale

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    DLQs
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    I’m a big bale fan but this movie is so weird!! I don’t understand this movie

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What happened to Malick?

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    INRI
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    Feels like an imposter pretending to be one of the greatest directors ever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What happened?

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    Inri222
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    One of the greatest director's of all time has lost his way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend