In Your Eyes Reviews

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Simon Foster
Screen-Space
May 16, 2014
[A] disposable but not entirely unlikable confection that feels like a first-timer's passion project and not the work of an A-list writer of Whedon's stature.
Casey Cipriani
Movie Mezzanine
May 1, 2014
A nice first step into Whedon's attempt to site his big-budget fantastical ideas into a smaller, more personal film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 28, 2014
It feels more like Nicholas Sparks than Joss Whedon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
April 25, 2014
For those unshackled by brittle cynicism and willing to play in an imaginary realm far cuter than anything Joss Whedon has come up with before, then In Your Eyes will be a warmhearted delight.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
April 25, 2014
Whedon is beloved for his work in genre film and television ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), but he excels here with a more intimate story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tom Shone
Guardian
April 25, 2014
Think of it as a rom-com version of The Shining, or Nicholas Sparks on a macro-budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Witney Seibold
Nerdist
April 25, 2014
It's a bit padded, and the ending is trite, but In Your Eyes is a sweetly realized and moving fantasy romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 24, 2014
The setup never really matures beyond a sentimental teenage fantasy with a TV-caliber climax tacked on ...
Eric D. Snider
GeekNation
April 24, 2014
It's missing Whedon's trademark zing, but fans who savored the sappier aspects of "Buffy" and "Angel" may find it swoon-worthy.
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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club
April 24, 2014
At its frequent best ... it provides a potent metaphor for a life-changing relationship, cleverly literalizing the way a new romantic connection can feel like a voice in your head that you never want to stop hearing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
April 23, 2014
It almost seems like a failed TV pilot where they were planning to tell some really cool stories in the first season, but they never ended up writing those episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Adams
Screen International
April 23, 2014
It has the perfect balance of humour and tenderness, with just a dash of danger and even melodrama on the side.
Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve
April 22, 2014
In Your Eyes isn't a terrible film, it's just familiar, unchallenging, and generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 22, 2014
Joss Whedon wrote and produced a sweet little supernatural romance for your geeky pleasure, and you don't even have to pirate it: he released it instantly on Vimeo.
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
April 21, 2014
A radiant romantic fantasy.
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 21, 2014
It's not a rousing success, but as a lightweight sketch drawn out to uneven feature-length, it manages to deliver a minor entry in the Whedon canon by keeping its most insightful character-driven ingredients intact.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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