The Eye of the Storm Reviews

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Guy Lodge
Time Out
April 30, 2013
Has taken almost two years to reach the UK; you'd be forgiven for thinking it was far longer, given its sub-Joseph Losey pretensions and doily-like styling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2012
Sometimes a feast of acting isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
September 10, 2012
A brilliantly acted semi-dud.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 7, 2012
Too often the film's moods switch unsuccessfully between the abruptly serious and the broadly bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 7, 2012
Rush and Davis are two of the best actors in the business, and their brittle gamesmanship and rue holds the screen. But the film is disappointingly lackluster -- a mild squall instead of a storm.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 7, 2012
It all feels like a whittled-down miniseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2012
The project's ambitions turn out to be greater than its ability to achieve them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 6, 2012
[A] dramatically unsteady, blustery if likable film, which was adapted by Judy Morris from the Patrick White novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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September 6, 2012
Schepisi orchestrates these vitriolic cat-and-mouse games with great subtlety and skill, and you can almost feel the pleasure he takes in watching these actors do what they do best.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 4, 2012
The title takes on a depressing literalness; you sense the movie teetering with tonal imbalance, its brilliant cast of savage line-readers forced to turn inward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
September 4, 2012
Its portrait of the grotesque über-privileged has considerable bite, bracingly reveling in the greed, selfishness, bitterness, jealousy, neurosis, detachment, and hunger for power and sex ...
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 9, 2011
Sometimes a film just can't live up to all its reputations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 9, 2011
The subject matter is dark but disjointed, despite the best efforts of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Russell Edwards
Variety
July 26, 2011
Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis bookend a cast consisting of some of Oz's finest thesps, but Schepisi never gets a grip on a script with awkward literary tics.
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
July 25, 2011
An intelligent, visually sumptuous drama that embraces the grandeur of the Australian literary classic upon which it's based.