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

Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) Reviews

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March 22, 2019
Knife + Heart constantly walks the very fine line between a comedy and a true horror. It at times excels at both, but rarely infuses the two into a coherent film.
October 29, 2018
Gonzalez dips his brush deep into Italian giallo without ever managing to paint a convincing landscape.
May 29, 2018
The movie is a bitter disappointment. [Full review in Spanish]
July 3, 2018
Gonzalez fails to go deep.
October 23, 2018
Vanessa Paradis, M83 and giallo style form an uneven ménage.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 14, 2019
"As a thriller, the film does not work. As a cult-movie in progress, I suspect it works".
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
May 23, 2019
Gonzalez can be masterful in conjuring sexy imagery, febrile moods and erotic frissons, but his grip on the storytelling here is weak. Knife + Heart struggles to regain its initial momentum, falling flat until a lively climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2019
The film quickly settles into a holding pattern of repetitive porno-movie hijinks and increasingly listless murder scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2019
However, once the amateur sleuthing starts, leading to ever more ridiculous clues, the sleazy campness loses all sense of style, pace and meaning. A shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2019
Witness the encomia extended by some to Yann Gonzalez's Knife+Heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2019
A giallo pastiche starring Vanessa Paradis as a maker of gay porn films who finds her team of actors menaced by a slasher, it's not short of weird incidents, but its spirit of kinky, compassionate melodrama has little energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 2, 2019
...thwarted by filmmaker Yann Gonzalez's excessively avant-garde sensibilities and an emphasis on a progressively tedious narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2019
The film has a big heart sometimes for the victims, and yet the deaths are so sadistic and so brutal... It didn't have the empathy that I thought it should have.
May 18, 2018
Gonzalez has a feel for the exoticism and occult lure and lore of this world. But it is trying very hard for something more, some enigma that exists above and beyond it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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.
March 13, 2019
Yann Gonzalez crafts a stylish, nasty giallo, which, despite overstaying its welcome, is a fascinating thriller that oozes with gorgeous visuals and a heaping pile of camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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
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