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Eva (1962)

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Joseph Losey's turbulent melodrama concerns a phony writer, Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker), who has recently sold the film rights to his autobiography as a Welsh coal miner (actually penned by his deceased brother). Tyvian is engaged to Francesca (Virna Lisi), an alluring screenwriter, but then Eva (Jeanne Moreau) walks into his life. Eva and her lover had sought shelter from a thunderstorm in his apartment and Tyvian is immediately attracted to her. He follows her to Rome, where Eva demands an

Sep 26, 2000

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4) | DVD (1)

A decadent period piece and a sadomasochistic view of sexual relations, this singular, resonant, and at times even inspiring mannerist mess is far more interesting than a good many modest successes.

December 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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This is a sleek, mannered look at an affair between a cold, almost psychotic, call girl and a writer, who is a fraught with overtones of masochism.

March 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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The figures of alienation wandering through an elegant landscape may be familiar from the Antonioni trilogy of the period, but the pessimism, energetic misanthropy and disenchantment with the world are all Losey's own.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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There's not much wonder that practically everybody who had anything to do with the making of this film was offering excuses and alibis when it opened in Europe in 1962.

May 21, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A watershed work, a furious whirlwind vision

February 5, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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A grim drama springs from an unimpressive story.

March 10, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Losey's original version is apparently lost in the mists of time, and what remains does not give us much of a clue as to its genius.

January 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A bleak and overwrought yet powerful drama.

May 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

This adaptation of a 1945 James Hadley Chase novel moves with serpent grace.

April 20, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Losey puts a political face on both romances and compares them to a cold world bereft of Eden.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Deliciously seductive and sinister. Moreau dominates!
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