The Moon in the Gutter (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Moon in the Gutter (1983)




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A riverfront stevedore is tormented by the rape and subsequent suicide of his sister who was found lying in a gutter. Now he wanders his gritty harbor town with vengeance in his heart. This dark, surrealistic French drama follows him on his desperate, obsessed search. Along the way he has a few sexual encounters, and gets in fights with fellow longshoremen.

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Critic Reviews for The Moon in the Gutter

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Superficial value is all this film has.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

The Moon in the Gutter is a sumptuous, dazzlingly photographed melodrama that becomes, alas, relentlessly boring.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's suffocatingly serious, stylized, and dull.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

An extravagantly elongated trance

May 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Characters with unreadable motives are hard to like, and no amount of atmosphere can help

July 26, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Moon in the Gutter


A visually arresting, delightfully atmospheric, and erotically infused trance, dream, vision, and nightmare.

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Stefanie C

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