Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Reviews

September 7, 2011
June 8, 2007
Even if the script (written by the director and Mateo Gil) and direction are patchy, the obsessive theme is gripping.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
This is so smart, mischievous and stylish, you'll instantly want to see it again.
July 21, 2005
If you're the type who doesn't mind jigsaw puzzles unassembling themselves as you assemble them, if you enjoy enigmas and don't need explanations, the film just might work for you.
March 19, 2002
For adventurous filmgoers, though, this Spanish import offers something off the beaten path and a chance to play the coffee-shop game: Could This Screenplay Be Saved?
January 22, 2002
One of the most thought-provoking thrillers of recent years, a film that really does challenge its audience's expectations and suppositions at every turn.
January 1, 2000
A film with enough intellectual meat on its stylish bones to give more adventurous moviegoers something to chew on afterward.
January 1, 2000
The cumbersome, fantastical plot twists of its last 40 minutes render the whole thing unfathomable.
January 1, 2000
While it will not get the kind of wide release necessary to make a big splash in this country, those who see it will not quickly forget the experience.
January 1, 2000
Amenabar may drop the ball with a surprise happy ending, but the real shock is that when Cesar finally opens his eyes, you feel he's earned it.
April 16, 1999