Review: Knight of Cups

Films from Terrence Malik are certainly a niche but Knight of Cups is a particularly hollow insight into a man’s life and search for renewed hope, suggesting little emotive connection but more an incoherent rambling of experiences, and though I understand Malik’s decision to use a dream like structure to portray this overall message and thematic statement, it lacks clarity and an ability to engage with the audience, with the undeniably beautiful cinematography from Lubezki and the fine acting not masking a clear absence of intrigue, making for a film that is not entertaining nor as thought-provoking and potent as it may try to be, ultimately a pretentious and frustrating result. 2/5

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