Love Lies Bleeding

Love Lies Bleeding

Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Las Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Romance, Thrillers
  • Stars: Katy O'Brian, Kristen Stewart, Anna Baryshnikov, Dave Franco, Jena Malone, Keith Jardine, Jerry G. Angelo, Orion Carrington, Matthew Blood-Smyth, Hilary Fleming, David DeLao, Catherine Haun, Crystal Mayes, Ed Harris, Jamie Javier Guerreo, Lontrell Anderson, Mikandrew, Tait Fletcher, Roger Ivens, Kim S. Monti
  • Director: Rose Glass
  • Anurag-Shetty - 25 June 2024
    Tries to do too much.
    Love Lies Bleeding tells the story of Lou(Kristen Stewart), who works in a gym. Lou falls in love with Jackie(Katy O'Brian), an aspiring bodybuilder who is passing through town, before competing in a bodybuilding competition in Las Vegas.

    Love Lies Bleeding is a good film. Director Rose Glass has given us a movie that is unique, gripping, has plenty of shock value & keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, throughout. However, one major flaw is that it tries to mix too many genres & themes. The ending of the film is quite bad & is unintentionally funny, too. The performances are the highlight of the movie. Kristen Stewart is spectacular as Lou. Katy O'Brian is awe-inspiring as Jackie. Stewart & O'Brian share electrifying chemistry, in all their scenes together. Anna Baryshnikov is outstanding as Daisy. Dave Franco is unforgettable as JJ. Jenna Malone is brilliant as Beth. Ed Harris is outstanding as Lou Sr. The supporting cast is excellent. Love Lies Bleeding is worth a watch if you want to watch an original story. Just be prepared for a rollercoaster of a ride!
  • random0banana - 21 May 2024
    Embracing the Shadows: 'Love Lies Bleeding' Unveils the Beauty in Darkness
    In the realm of cinema, where the ordinary often masquerades as the profound, "Love Lies Bleeding" emerges as a rare breed of film that dares to tread the tightrope between the visceral and the sublime. Directed by the visionary Rose Glass, this film is a cinematic odyssey that delves into the labyrinth of human emotion with the precision of a scalpel and the grace of a ballet dancer.

    Set against the backdrop of a desolate town, the narrative unfolds like a tapestry woven from the threads of love and violence. Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Lou, the gym manager with a heart as fierce as her fists, is a performance that resonates with a raw intensity rarely captured on screen. Her chemistry with Katy O'Brian's Jackie, a bodybuilder whose strength is as much a fortress as it is a prison, ignites a firestorm of passion that is as compelling as it is complex.

    The film's aesthetic is a masterclass in mood-setting, with each frame meticulously crafted to evoke a sense of place that is both haunting and hypnotic. The cinematography paints a portrait of a town suspended in time, where the sun bleaches the hopes of its inhabitants as readily as it does the paint on their weathered facades.

    The supporting cast, led by a seedy Ed Harris and a beleaguered Jena Malone, brings to life a tableau of characters that are as flawed as they are fascinating. The narrative arc, which begins as a slow burn and builds to a crescendo of chaos, is a testament to Glass's ability to balance character-driven storytelling with pulse-pounding action.

    The film's final act, a frenzied foray into the surreal, may leave some viewers grappling for clarity amidst the chaos. The narrative, at times, risks becoming ensnared in its own ambition, with certain plot twists feeling more contrived than organic.

    Yet, these are but minor quibbles in what is otherwise a tour de force of filmmaking. "Love Lies Bleeding" is a film that does not merely entertain but rather ensnares the viewer in a web of emotion. It is a bold statement, a film unafraid to confront the ugliness of love and the beauty of lies, all while bleeding raw, unfiltered humanity onto the silver screen.

    In an era where the cinematic landscape is often dominated by the safe and the sanitized, "Love Lies Bleeding" stands as a beacon of bold storytelling. It is a film that reminds us that at the intersection of love and violence lies not just the capacity for destruction but also the potential for redemption. And it is this duality, this dance between the dark and the light, that "Love Lies Bleeding" captures with a deftness that is nothing short of remarkable.

    "Love Lies Bleeding" is a film that demands to be experienced, to be felt in the sinew and the bone. It is a film that challenges, that provokes, that rewards the viewer with a richness of experience that is all too rare in the medium. It is, in short, a film that reminds us why we go to the movies: to be moved, to be shaken, to be stirred to the very depths of our being. And on that front, "Love Lies Bleeding" delivers in spades.
  • diegelj-63837 - 10 May 2024
    Gritty World
    Really loved how gritty and diabolical a world this delves into. The atmosphere right from the start is fueled by an undercurrent of criminal behavior. Feels like you could scratch the surface and you'll find an illegal activity or at least a questionable past in each of the characters. Performances by Kristen Stewart, Katy O'Brian, Anya Baryshnikov, James Franco and Ed Harris light up the screen. They're all raw and dented human beings straddling survival, self preservation and looking for some type of connection that's just out of reach. A fascinating microcosm of dreams, betrayal and needs all rolled into a powder keg of a ticking time bomb of escapism.