Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2010)

Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes)

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A woman is trying to unravel a mystery that she literally can no longer see in this thriller from Spanish filmmaker Guillem Morales. Julia (Bel (C)n Rueda) and her sister, Sara, have both inherited a medical condition that is slowly robbing them of their eyesight, with stress severely aggravating the condition. When Julia gets the news that Sara has died, she has a hard time believing the police report that she committed suicide, and she and her husband, Isaac (Llus Homar), begin looking into … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Guillem Morales, Oriol Paulo
On DVD: Dec 20, 2011
Runtime:
Universal Pictures International France - Official Site

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as Julia/Sara

as Inspector Dimas

as Créspulo
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Critic Reviews for Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes)

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (3)

All about mystery and suspense, slowly laying the foundation for an extremely tense final act.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
Metromix.com

Julia's Eyes doesn't mean much more than what shows up on the surface of the screen, but it's a cinematic exercise that certainly puts a person on edge.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
TheFilmFile.com

Julia's Eyes stops just short of being an amazing thriller but...some excellent camera work heightens the experience of fumbling through the mystery from Julia's perspective.

Full Review… | July 1, 2011
The Mercury

another reminder to why modern horror speaks Spanish

Full Review… | June 28, 2011
Movies for the Masses

A tense psychological thriller, Julia's Eyes is another example why the Spanish have become the kings of quality horror cinema.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
Matt's Movie Reviews

The anchoring performance of Rueda is what keeps this second-hand material fresh and forcefully involving.

Full Review… | June 2, 2011
Herald Sun (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes)

½

Started off pretty good - I thought, from all the creepy happenings, that this was going to be a ghost story. Then, because of the interesting filming after Julia's operation where the new characters introduced never show their faces, I thought she had lost her mind and was imagining the whole thing.
The actuality was less exciting, but it works. Filming and acting is great. I especially liked the end scenes with the flashing camera - very effective. Good creepy movie to watch in the evening!

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Nicki Marie

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A woman suffering from progressive blindness and her husband come to investigate the apparent suicide of her sister, who had the same affliction. There turns out to be much more to the death than it seems on the surface, and more people may end up finding a similar fate unless the mystery can be unraveled.

Julia's Eyes gets off to a good start, with an interesting premise and a captivating opening scene. But, most of what follows is not equal to the introduction. Frustrating characters and annoying plot contrivances keep Julia's Eyes from being anything more than an average mystery/thriller that had me almost disinterested during the middle portion. The ending, fortunately, is strong and helped restore some of the good feelings I had about the movie during its beginning.

Don't get me wrong, it's a tense movie throughout, thanks to the natural fear of not being able to see the danger around you. And there are plenty of story twists and turns, and not all of them are predictable. But watching characters make dumb, illogical decisions just for the sake of plot progression draws me right out of the atmosphere that's so necessary for an effective thriller. When Julia's Eyes is good, it's very good. It's just unfortunate that parts of it are exercises in pure frustration.

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Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

What a ridiculous story!!! It's an awful mess which I wish I'd avoided. Julia's Eyes are better shut down.

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familiar stranger

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