• Black Butterfly (2017)

Black Butterfly

Release Date: May 26th, 2017

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2017

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

On the outskirts of a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter with a drifter named Jack, Paul offers Jack a place to stay. Soon, the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game that will bring at least one tale to an end.

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrara, Vincent Riotta, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Randall Paul, Katie McGovern

Director: Brian Goodman

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: 2010s , Dark , Intense , Girlfriend , Mystery , Brooding , Quest , Small town , Car ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    None of it is earth-shattering, but Goodman gives it muscle and makes it work. And with their synapse-firing performances, Banderas and Rhys Meyers keep the viewer at arm’s length and guessing — through, and even past, fade-out. show more

  • 50
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    The twist on top of the twist was so amateurish, so hacky, so insulting to the viewer, I’m already thinking about apologizing to you guys for just the one-star demerit. show more

  • 27
    Kenji FujishimaPaste Magazine

    Black Butterfly plays as little more than the act of snickering adolescents toying with their audience, complete with an insulting final scene that confirms the film as a total waste of time. show more

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