Rhinoceros Eyes (2004)

Rhinoceros Eyes



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Movie Info

Written and directed by Aaron Woodley, Rhinoceros Eyes follows Chep (Michael Pitt), a reclusive prop-factory employee who quite literally lives at his job. Considering that Chep only leaves the funhouse-like factory to watch romantic films at the local movie house and is able to locate even the most obscure of objects from the depths of the prop house, he is regarded among peers as a valuable, if eccentric, asset to the staff. Eventually, Chep develops an infatuation with Fran (Paige Turco), a … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexuality, drug use and violent images)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Woodley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 19, 2008
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Critic Reviews for Rhinoceros Eyes

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

A disturbing movie with new talents to watch ...

Full Review… | March 10, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

... I've come to appreciate the comic side of it.

Full Review… | March 10, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Quirkiness alone can't substitute for a compelling story line, interesting themes or real characters.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A movie that doesn't always work but certainly earns high marks for weirdness.

May 7, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

For too much of the film's running time, quirkiness stands in for genuine wit, and the screenplay is most notable for its derivativeness.

May 4, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A thriller that shamelessly rummages through other movies in search of shocks.

April 22, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rhinoceros Eyes

I absolutely loved this! I had been wanting to see it for ages, and it did not disappoint me at all. A very original movie, reminded me very slightly of Donnie Darko, but better, I think (and i really liked Donnie Darko, so that's saying a lot!). Michael Pitt is fantastic in this, I cannot imagine anyone else pulling off this role. I can see myself watching this one many times over! Highly recommended!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


I really liked the blend of fantasy and reality in this movie, but it didn't give you enough to let you keep track of both. I really liked the peripheral characters though, especially Chep's boss and Detective Barbara.

Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

This is a brave little indie film that ultimately falls short as a result of somewhat cloudy directorial vision. I like the story a lot, and Michael Pitt's performance is fantastically original, but it's a little too weird for its own good. Compelling in a weird way, but definitely not the gem I was expecting.

Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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