Beautiful film. The length of this may frighten people away but it shouldn't, this suspends time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Koji Yakusho grounds the film with his emotional truth
| Original Score: B
Without question, the film could have been a bit shorter, especially towards the end, but Eureka is a powerful, luxurious study of lives changed in the aftermath of violence.
Aoyama needs to put the editing into other hands.
Patient viewers will find ample rewards in its 217 minutes of eloquently filmed cinema.
| Original Score: 4/4
Events and characters point in familiar directions, but Eureka is rarely familiar.
This is a film to visually savor.
| Original Score: 3/5
You feel time slipping through your fingers, but, gorgeous and studied to a fault, the film doesn't give you time to look down at your hands.
Its rewards are greater than any bright-and-tight Hollywood movie you've seen so far this year.
Don't let the running time scare you away from the exceptional bit of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
To watch this film, in short, can be a transforming experience.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The very un-Western style middle- and long-shot camera perspectives favored by Aoyama are quietly apt.
| Original Score: B+
Not always dramatically satisfying but fascinating and mesmerizing to watch.
Might have made a good two-hour movie, but nearly every shot is twice as long as needed.
Frequently extraordinarily moving.
While director Shinji Aoyama's style is understated, meditative and deliberate, he manages to grab the viewer from the very beginning, and rarely lets go.
It does manage to generate enough empathy for the three central figures to keep audiences engaged well past the half-way point.
The first film this year in which there is obvious greatness.
The delight and the exasperation of Eureka come from the same source: its willingness to take its time and explore every detour.
"Eureka" churns with unsettled emotions under a serene surface and a dark murder mystery that hangs over its soul-scarred orphans.
| Original Score: A