Bitter Moon

Bitter Moon

Bitter Moon

A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife in this Roman Polanski feature starring Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas.

1992Rating: R139 minsFrance, UK, USA
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Well, of course Bitter Moon is wretched excess. But Polanski directs it without compromise or apology.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

During 2 1/2 hours of choppy waters, soured love affairs and seasickly moods, the controversial director's Lust Boat becomes the Loathe Boat. By then, it's way too late for Dramamine.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

One of Polanski's most celebrated directorial motifs, the decimation of human bodies as a reflection of their withering spirits, is brutally forthright in Bitter Moon.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

It's a matter of some dispute whether Roman Polanski's letter to the darker side of the romantic impulse, but there's little question that this is his most emotionally complex movie.

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Independent

Independent

Bitter Moon is half-digested and grossly undramatised, a loop-tape of explanations and voiceover; the longer it goes on, the more it drains our interest away.

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