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  • Summary: Claire Denis, the award-winning director of Beau Travail, unleashes her provocative vision of desire. [Lot 47 Films]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Oct 8, 2013
    100
    Gallo and Dalle are sublimely tragic figures; the scene in which Shane stalks around Notre Dame like Frankenstein unleashed is a pitch-perfect encapsulation of the way the film plays with and deepens movie-monster archetypes.
  2. 70
    A haunting and terrifying film. It's also a film of wonderful spaces and silences.
  3. Denis's pungent images create a nightmarish mood but don't bring full artistic coherence to her odd mix of gothic horror and postmodern reverie.
  4. 40
    A taut mess -- beautiful, gory, tedious and puzzling.
  5. A demented, orgiastically gory vampire/sex parable.
  6. Insipid, self-indulgent bit of art-house macabre.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    20
    Over-long, under-written and needlessly obscure instead of genuinely atmospheric.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JamesM
    Oct 27, 2006
    10
    Perfection, in every single way, but I just can't explain why. It contains one scene of absolutely carnage, and another which left me very, very unsettled, both of which were very disturbing and gory, but somehow they contributed to the bigger picture, lifting a moody, spectacularly structured film into a higher realm. The result is a bloody, brilliant, bold and overwhelming experience. The critics know nothing - this is one of the greats. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    Vincent Gallo is extremely talented in many ways. He is also complex sensitive, poetic and very funny. The public responses to him vary greatly. He is completely misunderstood and those who misunderstand his intensions and humor will certainly misunderstand his masterful works of art. Gallo's performance in Trouble Every Day is fantastic Expand

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