Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. 50
    The extremely intimate violence is more explicit than is the mainstream norm, and Dalle's mouth is the stuff of nightmares.
  2. Maybe there's a metaphor here, but figuring it out wouldn't make Trouble Every Day any better.
  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. A demented, orgiastically gory vampire/sex parable.
  5. Ultimately seems naïve. In developing the comparison of sex and cannibalism, it never goes beyond the standard Draculian symbol of blood to include other bodily substances.
  6. Highly problematical. The trouble with "Trouble" is one of temperament. Denis' formality and seriousness make the horror genre a risky business for her, especially when sex is combined with outrageous gore.
  7. Something haunting is going on here, but it's as difficult for the viewers as it is for the characters to sink their teeth into anything truly satisfying.
  8. Insipid, self-indulgent bit of art-house macabre.
  9. 75
    If you have an appetite for audacious, one-of-a-kind filmmaking, this one's for you. Just don't say you weren't warned.
  10. 70
    A haunting and terrifying film. It's also a film of wonderful spaces and silences.
  11. 20
    This modern-day vampire story is purposefully shocking in its eroticized gore, if unintentionally dull in its lack of poetic frissons.
  12. 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.
  13. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    20
    Over-long, under-written and needlessly obscure instead of genuinely atmospheric.
  14. 40
    A taut mess -- beautiful, gory, tedious and puzzling.
  15. 50
    As palpable as the atmosphere is, had the film boasted a clearer, more memorable story and performances that were a step above adequate, the creepiness wouldn't have simply lingered with the viewer, it would have gotten under their skin.
  16. Reviewed by: Chris Fujiwara
    63
    A success in some sense, but it's hard to like a film so cold and dead.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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 Full Review »