Close My Eyes (1991)




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When a husband begins getting the awful feeling that his moody wife is having an affair, the last person he suspects is her younger brother. Offbeat is hardly the word for this engrossing British drama.
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Academy Entertainment


Clive Owen
as Richard
Alan Rickman
as Sinclair
Lesley Sharp
as Jessica
Saskia Reeves
as Natalie Bryant
Geraldine Somerville
as Natalie's Boss
John Albasiny
as The Young Man
Campbell Morrison
as The Scotsman
Karen Knight
as Phillips
Helen FitzGerald
as The Scottish Girl
Annie Hayes
as The Receptionist
Maxwell Hutcheon
as The Interviewee
Choy-Ling Man
as The Maid
Gordon Salkilld
as The Hotel Porter
Jan Winters
as Doreen
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Critic Reviews for Close My Eyes

All Critics (5)

Lyrical drama about taboo love.

Full Review… | June 9, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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September 21, 2005
International Press Academy

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August 16, 2005

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January 23, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Close My Eyes

A brother and sister begin a torrid, obsessive affair. The affair that is the central conflict on this film is interesting only in the sense that I spent most of the film wondering what drew these two siblings to each other in the first place. Their behavior before they begin fucking is quite unremarkable, a supportive brother, an adoring sister, with a mild sexual chemistry that inflames briefly and smolders. The mysterious nature of their sexuality is interesting and perhaps the center of what the film is saying about sex and love. The rest of the film's plotlines are haphazard and repetitive and rather trite ways the siblings hide their activities and resist their own desire. Most of the film is nothing you haven't seen before. Overall, Close My Eyes begins with a good idea but fizzles to cliche.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

I loved Alan Rickman in this movie, he plays a different kind of character than he usually does, and if you're a fan of his you should see this movie just for him. The rest of the actors aren't as good, and the story isn't good either. Mostly, it's not a good movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I saw most of this movie on you tube today, for some reason someone posted only the parts with Alan Rickman, which is cool, but you feel like you're missing bits of the storyline. I read the synopsis as well, so I understood what was going on. I didn't care for the story really, it's stupid, and I didn't really like Alan's character he was such a wuss and lazy too. This movie could have been a lot, lot, lot better.

Amy Smith
Amy Smith

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