Eye of God (1997)

Eye of God



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In this film, introverted waitress Ainsley meets her pen pal Jack for the first time. Ainsley begin writing Jack while he was in prison but doesn't know that he was incarcerated for beating his former girlfriend. After Ainsley moves in, it doesn't take long for the old Jack to emerge.

Rating: R (For violence, language, and depiction of abortion)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tim Blake Nelson
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On DVD: Mar 18, 2003

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Critic Reviews for Eye of God

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

Anderson creates what may be the most vividly scary and authentic portrait of a sociopathic ex-con since Dustin Hoffman in Straight Time.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Set against the vivid backdrop of an Oklahoma oil town in the terminal stages of economic devastation, "Eye of God" is deliberately paced but almost entirely free of nonessential material.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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A strange, dark movie that ruminates upon several weighty questions about faith and the existence of a Supreme Being ...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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A film in which dreams seem to yearn toward a place where they can grow.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Moody, sympathetic and shot through with a sense of apprehension, "Eye of God" marks an impressive debut for writer-director Tim Blake Nelson.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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''Eye of God'' is another small coup for Ms. Plimpton, whose uncanny ability to disappear into an assortment of thorny working-class characters comes close to matching Meryl Streep's in chameleonlike perfection.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Eye of God

A strangely haunting movie. The story is fairly straight-forward, but the way the director presents it, in non-linear fashion and told mostly through flashbacks, is pure genius. It creates a menacing, perhaps even "southern gothic" atmosphere. The director's commentary is excellent, highly recommended if you're a movie buff.

Gabriel Knight

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