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Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) Reviews

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.
July 9, 2019
Witness the encomia extended by some to Yann Gonzalez's Knife+Heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
It's an oddly compelling thriller that may just presage bigger and better things from its maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
"Knife+Heart" is a mood piece that draws blood.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
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 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
Gonzalez contains his love of screen excess with a deliberation that never feels contrived or cheap.
October 18, 2018
I was similarly charmed by the film's embrace of both the genre's strengths and weaknesses, down to the voice-over in the last five minutes of the movie explaining what the hell you just saw.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2018
Gonzalez fails to go deep.
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May 18, 2018
It's the kind of film you could more readily imagine spooled up on the screen of a dingy, rundown red light district theater than in Cannes' lavish Lumiere Theatre. It's all part of its scrappy charm.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2018
Viewers that get into the mood -- and definitely those who were seduced by You and the Night -- will find plenty to love here.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
May 17, 2018
Gnarly as it can be at times, "Knife + Heart" is above all an unabashedly queer, affectionately comedic look at the pursuit of art in the unlikeliest of places.
May 17, 2018
A deliciously campy slasher flick exploring the dark side of desire.