Close Your Eyes Reviews

March 2, 2006
Its solid horror pedigree is all the more enjoyable because it comes as such a surprise -- forgotten in a dusty corner and just waiting for the right fan to find it.
January 16, 2005
...a surprisingly effective little thriller...
June 24, 2004
May 24, 2004
The atmospheric psychological thriller weaves a compelling web thanks to dense, stylized direction by Nick Willing and a smartly assembled cast.
April 26, 2004
... one of the best thrillers I've seen probably since The Ring.
April 25, 2004
For a film that took three years to be released, [it] is a surprise, a creepy and disturbing psychological thriller which features a number of effective scares.
April 25, 2004
Amusingly messy. This playful pastiche could also be called Don't Look Now at the Silence of the Sixth Dead Dunwitch Zone, Psycho!
April 24, 2004
Those who like atmospheric thrillers that feature pentagrams and second sight and mysterious incantations from ancient texts will enjoy guaranteed goosebumps.
April 22, 2004
If you can overlook its TV-episode look, occasional lapses in logic and detours into lurid overkill, this old-school psychological thriller, which marries a tracking-the- serial-killer narrative with occult themes, is a creepy diversion.
April 22, 2004
Strong acting and smartly tuned-in directing turn a run-of-the-mill detective story into a striking, sometimes harrowing blend of horror and suspense.
April 22, 2004
As in many movies of this sort, people behave stupidly, but director Nick Willing keeps things popping.
April 22, 2004
It's nowhere near innovative, but it scares you as you rarely get scared in movies these days.
April 22, 2004
It accrues a certain fusty British charm, along with the requisite (and, for this reviewer, most satisfying) amounts of satanic symbolism, creepy mute children and abandoned gothic churches.
April 16, 2004
Quirky and quiet, Close Your Eyes is not your usual horror film.
February 17, 2004
Won't blow anyone away, but it's a solid popcorn picture featuring two very watchable leads.
November 6, 2003
Hypnotic is the kind of film to keep you awake at night.
November 4, 2003
An enjoyable throwback to the occult psychological horror-thrillers of the late 1970s.