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

Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) Reviews

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December 5, 2019
While unevenly paced and unevenly out-there, Knife + Heart is a ready-made introduction to a fringe world of killing and queerness...
August 3, 2019
Knife+Heart is nothing if not stunning in its 70s aesthetic with film grain, sumptuous neon glows, and synth score [even if the climax] feels more convenient than fulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 16, 2019
[Knife + Heart] could have fit perfectly in the 70s era of grindhouse films, Euro/Italian gialli and De Palma-esqe psychological thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 12, 2019
Variously gorgeous, ethereal, artful and tacky, both Anne's film and Gonzalez's are sustained by a throbbing sexual energy, aided by French electronic act M83's twinkling, club‑inspired score.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2019
Yann Gonzalez wants the giallo to make a modern comeback, and honestly?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2019
The film exhibits a playfulness as scenes dart between creatively sensationalised scenarios and the real world, aided by impeccable lighting and electronic score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2019
a luridly coloured, transgressively queered piece of self-conscious schlock where cutting is the business of lovesick killers as much as filmmakers - and both cut right to the heart.
July 1, 2019
A campy, colourful slasher set in the gay porn industry of late 1970s Paris, Knife+Heart is almost as fun to describe as it is to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2019
It's an oddly compelling thriller that may just presage bigger and better things from its maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2019
Knife+Heart is an effective hybrid of both the slasher genre and the erotic fantasy trope, all wrapped up in a refreshingly queer aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 21, 2019
Like a good giallo, Knife + Heart's mood is often more important than its plot or character development.
June 18, 2019
There is suspense, sex. There are slayings. Yet often, we are instructed to approach with caution, as we are often their casualties. This difference in Knife+Heart is that queer characters are allowed prominent roles in their own tale.
June 5, 2019
It's rare to say striking visuals and hyper violence should take precedence over character development, but that is the case with Knife + Heart which prevails with the former, slacks at the latter and tops it all off sufficiently with saucy humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2019
Knife+Heart is essential viewing -- sumptuous, a tad silly, shocking and built on the most unexpectedly solid emotional foundations.
May 29, 2019
The film combines the uninhibited sexuality of the '70s with the slasher films of the era to create a pulsing narrative that's as captivating as it is graphic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2019
The result is a film so typical that it always surprises and is also so daring. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 19, 2019
Yann Gonzalez mixes horror, comedy and tears in a film that cries out to be seen from a sensitive camp. [Full Review in Spanish]
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
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