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1,360 Ratings

Knight of Cups

Directed by Terrence Malick
United States, 2015
Drama, Romance


A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

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Knight of Cups Directed by Terrence Malick

Awards & Festivals

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | Nominee: Most Anticipated of 2016

2016 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Rather than retreat following the contentiously received To the Wonder, the newly prolific Terrence Malick burrowed deeper into the soul of his artistry with Knight of Cups, a fractured, prismatic meditation on lust, creativity, and the quest for divine atonement in the face of an increasingly secularized world.
January 02, 2017
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While I can admit that Malick’s film is more flawed than The Thin Red Line or Badlands, Knight of Cups was still one of the best pieces of cinema I was graced with this year. I felt as though Malick had something real to express and was willing to trudge further out on a stylistic limb (that had previously alienated many audiences) to say it. Not a complete success, but something new for sure.
December 28, 2016
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Confessions linger on the tongues of dispossessed souls yearning for something beyond the artifice of their surroundings. Amazingly, the final crescendo proves transcendence to be entirely attainable. That kind of optimism is invaluable.
December 27, 2016
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