For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
2.7
625 Ratings

Twixt

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
United States, 2011
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Twixt Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
What it is, is a hoaky, creaky, incoherent gothic fantasy that plays like cut scenes from a video game and feels like it was written by an eight-year-old. Now, that may sound like a knock. In fact, even as it suffers from all these problems, it has some of the dopey charm of cut scenes and children’s writing: naivety can be attractive.
December 06, 2016
Read full article
…Twixt strikes me as personal not just for the obvious reasons, but on an aesthetic level. [Coppola’s] use of color, the intentional artificiality of Flamingo’s (Alden Ehrenreich) late-film motorcycle jump, the discombobulating tonal shifts, the broad humor and despair, all recall the gentler, career-derailing boldness of One From the Heart… Twixt, in short, is more in line with Coppola’s specific visual and storytelling imagination than any of the films that have made him a legend.
October 07, 2013
Read full article
…There’s nothing in Twixt you haven’t seen in three dozen other lame indie-noir comedies before it. It occasionally threatens to yield some subtextual fruit, but Coppola always fritters it away with a belabored and meaningless aside, the most embarrassing of which concerns a group of “bad” youth bikers who appear to have wandered in from Rumble Fish and who serve to further illustrate what an old fogy Coppola has apparently become.
July 23, 2013
Read full article

What are people saying?

Related films