Eye of the Beholder - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eye of the Beholder Reviews

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
August 12, 2010
You're unlikely to see a scene as weird as the one where McGregor beats up Judd's blind fiancée, as a way to warn him that she'll kill him. That seems counter-intuitive, but nothing in Eye of the Beholder reeks of anything near the notion of intuition.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
As misogynistic as anything I've seen in ages, it's tricked up with enough fancy cinematography (by Guy Dufaux) to guarantee it sub-Hitchcockian credentials of the sort that some reviewers eagerly hand out to Brian De Palma.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The result is compellingly bonkers.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Remove the directorial flash and filigree, and its narrative would be easier to track.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
It's not good when you check your watch every 20 minutes during a 107-minute movie. It's bad when you think, "Yeaahh, rrright" almost as often.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2003
During one scene, some characters take a break by watching a video of Roger Corman's great 1960 The Wasp Woman. I suggest you do the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
On the bright side, I only lost an hour and half of my life watching this piece of [expletive deleted], unlike those involved in the making of it, who lost months.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
As if to make up for the disjointed quality of the story, director Elliott has incorporated various themes into the film, such as the repetitive use of snow globes, angel statues, and astrology... Unfortunately, these things only pretty up a bad picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hollings
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
McGregor's and Judd's attentive, focused performances never allow their characters to become lost in Elliott's fractured, virtual America.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Unfortunately, Elliott's latest effort contained too many blanks for me to fill in.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
If you took five different jigsaw puzzles, threw the pieces together on a table top and spent two hours trying to make a cohesive picture, you might end up with something along the lines of this.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Eye of the Holder makes you wonder how bad are the scripts that Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor turn down.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 5, 2002
It's late January, winter is entrenched, and in the lull between the bounty of Christmas and the renewal of spring, the big screen can sometimes seem barren -- a movable famine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
The film maintains its story perfectly from the beginning, creating a gorgeous atmosphere and layering the story with hints of thriller, mystery, romance and psychological drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
A disappointing flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 16, 2001
Moving at the pace of blood through the veins, "Beholder" has the power to alter time, making an hour forty-five seem like three.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 15, 2001
I can't elevate this above Rental level, because it was creepy, worth seeing, but kind of dumb.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
In trying to both inflame and indict our morbid curiosity, Elliott fails to make the needed connection between the audience and a peeper who has lost his moral balance.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a clumsy mix of film noir and the serial killer genre, with some surveillance paranoia and Freudian psychology thrown in for good measure
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A bewildering and frustrating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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