A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes lead this psychological suspense drama alongside Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone). From the director of the Academy Award-nominated I Am Love.

When a glamorous couple decide to vacation on a remote Italian island (Swinton and Schoenaerts), their rest is disrupted by the sudden visit of an old friend (Fiennes) and his luscious daughter (Johnson). Suddenly, what was supposed to be a perfect romantic getaway turns into a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger, sparking some flames that should not necessarily be ignited.

2015Rating: R16, Sex scenes, violence, drug use, offensive language & nudity124 minsItaly, France
CrimeDramaMysteryFestival & Independent
82%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

[Pushes] the entire ensemble to their full potential.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An endearingly loopy, occasionally half-cooked but always ambitious film...

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a shimmering tank of romance, jealously and intrigue, and A Bigger Splash plunges into the deep end.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A modern cinematic opera - the sun-kissed bacchanal followed by the tempestuous comedown.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film feels empty and intellectualized at the core, where it should feel powerfully emotional.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A stylish, unorthodox erotic drama that tries hard but fails to maintain its eccentric momentum.

3.0
0

I quickly lost any interest in the fate and pretentious musings of all of the shallow, insipid, self-obsessed characters. Tilda Swinton was not good and was very unconvincing as a rock diva - the flashbacks were cringe worthy. Only one character dies which was a big shame as the rest were just wasting space.

0

Way too slow in getting where it was going. Maybe a little undeveloped - did leave you wondering about some of the background stories of the characters. Also, a few unanswered questions during the film which I guess added a little mystery and left you wondering. Thanks for the opportunity to see this and definitely not sorry we went.

2.0
0

Enjoyed the film, wouldn't be what I normally go to but loved the opportunity to see something I wouldn't normally pick. Agree with some of the comments around pacing but have reflected on it since several times since, which is always a mark of a good film.

3.0
0

A wonderful emotional rollercoaster

5.0
0

While A Bigger Splash does end up delivering in the psychological drama department, it takes far too long to get there

2.0
0

Featuring a beautiful location and beautiful stars (Swinton and Schoenaerts) the film is too melodramatic and tries too hard to be deep and profound.

2.0
0

The Verdict : Yum Ralph Fiennes. Very art-housey, but ....wayyyy....tooo.....slow...moving. Well-crafted, great detail, however meandered quite a bit and only picked up suspense in last half hour. Redeeming feature was the music score. In a misguided quest perhaps to be a forerunner in flipping the tables and getting away from the female nudity...

0

Having seen 'I Am Love' a few years back I knew what to expect from Luca Guadagnino and he didn't disapoint. There's a term loosely thrown around the film festivals and that term is 'art wank' with lingering pointless scenes, jolting jump cuts and unusual use of the zoom lens, the film dragged out almost an hour too long for the sake of the director's...

1.0
0

Great Italian scenery and Ralph Fiennes was a good watch. Bit too long though I see a sequel coming soon.

2.0
0

The movie could have been shorter.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

[Pushes] the entire ensemble to their full potential.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An endearingly loopy, occasionally half-cooked but always ambitious film...

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a shimmering tank of romance, jealously and intrigue, and A Bigger Splash plunges into the deep end.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A modern cinematic opera - the sun-kissed bacchanal followed by the tempestuous comedown.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film feels empty and intellectualized at the core, where it should feel powerfully emotional.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A stylish, unorthodox erotic drama that tries hard but fails to maintain its eccentric momentum.

3.0
0

I quickly lost any interest in the fate and pretentious musings of all of the shallow, insipid, self-obsessed characters. Tilda Swinton was not good and was very unconvincing as a rock diva - the flashbacks were cringe worthy. Only one character dies which was a big shame as the rest were just wasting space.

0

Way too slow in getting where it was going. Maybe a little undeveloped - did leave you wondering about some of the background stories of the characters. Also, a few unanswered questions during the film which I guess added a little mystery and left you wondering. Thanks for the opportunity to see this and definitely not sorry we went.

2.0
0

Enjoyed the film, wouldn't be what I normally go to but loved the opportunity to see something I wouldn't normally pick. Agree with some of the comments around pacing but have reflected on it since several times since, which is always a mark of a good film.

3.0
0

A wonderful emotional rollercoaster

5.0
0

While A Bigger Splash does end up delivering in the psychological drama department, it takes far too long to get there

2.0
0

Featuring a beautiful location and beautiful stars (Swinton and Schoenaerts) the film is too melodramatic and tries too hard to be deep and profound.

2.0
0

The Verdict : Yum Ralph Fiennes. Very art-housey, but ....wayyyy....tooo.....slow...moving. Well-crafted, great detail, however meandered quite a bit and only picked up suspense in last half hour. Redeeming feature was the music score. In a misguided quest perhaps to be a forerunner in flipping the tables and getting away from the female nudity...

0

Having seen 'I Am Love' a few years back I knew what to expect from Luca Guadagnino and he didn't disapoint. There's a term loosely thrown around the film festivals and that term is 'art wank' with lingering pointless scenes, jolting jump cuts and unusual use of the zoom lens, the film dragged out almost an hour too long for the sake of the director's...

1.0
0

Great Italian scenery and Ralph Fiennes was a good watch. Bit too long though I see a sequel coming soon.

2.0
0

The movie could have been shorter.

2.0
0