Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) Reviews

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May 7, 2019
There's ample comedy but the complete film has a bittersweet quality which is evocative of a certain moment in queer history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2019
His cast, led by Paradis and Moran's white-hot intensity, are game for anything Gonzalez throws at them, and the result is a crazy, captivating mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2019
It's postmodernism at its finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
"Knife+Heart" is a mood piece that draws blood.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 5, 2019
The stuff that I liked -- chiefly Gonzalez's impressive appropriation of the standard gallo visual tropes and the performance by the undeniably charismatic Paradis -- were more than enough to keep me going.
April 5, 2019
This may be a difficult film to explain, categorize, and, at times, watch, but it does constantly evolve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2019
[A] cheeky queer thriller. Not only is director/co-writer Yann Gonzalez's tongue planted firmly in cheek - his film features comic porno humor - but he also takes some real chances, most of which pay off.
April 4, 2019
Delirious, delicious, neon comic-horror wellspring is slasher send-up and apotheosis, more than a brilliant tribute to the perfumed poison-candy excesses of an era's exploitation films: it levitates above them in its own extravagant liminal space.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 4, 2019
Gorgeously shot and directed with an energy and vitality all its own, this is one of the great discoveries of 2019, a film that subverts all of its influences to make something wholly original. A true gem of a film.
Top Critic
April 4, 2019
Gonzalez may goof on this often-ridiculous world - I mean, how could he not? - but he does so from a place of real respect and admiration.
April 4, 2019
Knife+Heart is ultimately a must-see aesthetic experience for those who know they'd love its trance-like appeal.
April 1, 2019
I highly suggest seeking out Knife+Heart if you like 70s & 80s B-movie and exploitation films.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 1, 2019
A film which is fascinating, involving, and a faithful yet clever inversion of a genre which is all too frequently about style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 24, 2019
Knife + Heart definitely wasn't made for a mass audience but its neon drenched mix of slasher, fantasy and 70s porn delivers all the trimmings needed for a cult audience
March 22, 2019
It feels like a giallo take on "Phantom of the Paradise," with heavy influences from "Peeping Tom" and Todd Haynes' 1991 feature debut, "Poison." This magical, erotic, disco-tinged horror-thriller is like cinematic candy.
March 21, 2019
Brilliantly photographed in primary colors of blue, red and yellow... Gonzalez reflects his story back upon itself via films-within-his-film, black and white photo negative nightmares, dance floors, dark rooms and sex shows.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 15, 2019
A satisfying, unsentimental psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2019
The audience for "Knife + Heart" is narrow, but I suspect it'll be deep.
March 14, 2019
If the first ten minutes of a movie build to a slasher-sex death by convertible Swiss Army dildo, the rest of it has to deliver. Yann Gonzalez's Knife + Heart does so, even poignantly.
March 14, 2019
Gonzalez contains his love of screen excess with a deliberation that never feels contrived or cheap.
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