Close Your Eyes Reviews

August 1, 2004
Visnjic proves he can conceivably carry a movie if given a chance. But he still needs to find one worth his time.
July 15, 2004
I'm not sure what attracted such a strong cast to take part in such nonsense, although I wouldn't be surprised if a gently swaying pocket watch was involved.
May 31, 2004
A European-flavored thriller of manufactured morbidity that starts strong but becomes just another ridiculous potboiler mystery wrapped in the guise of the occult and arcane.
April 30, 2004
This hypno-thriller is a better story than most horror films... but it builds to this big showdown, which turns out to be a letdown.
April 26, 2004
Requires an insupportable suspension of disbelief to swallow its convoluted and absurd scenario...still, it's made with a seriousness that's oddly refreshing.
April 25, 2004
...a hazy and hypnotic surge that more often than not resonates as an atmospheric chiller...this head-tampering frightfest is notably staggering
April 25, 2004
The protagonist's subjection to archaic instruments of torture is totally pointless plot-wise, except for perhaps the inherent fear factor.
April 24, 2004
Ultimately commits the cardinal sin of never being very frightening.
April 23, 2004
On their way to confront ancient evil, Strother and Losey keep tripping over timeworn cliches.
April 23, 2004
The story takes a seriously wrong turn that requires Strother to rush in where anyone -- no matter how skittish or sleep-deprived -- with a lick of common sense would fear to tread.
April 23, 2004
An occasionally engaging but more often gruesome British thriller.
April 22, 2004
May be the worst-directed movie exported by England in this young century.
April 22, 2004
It's fun schlock, but it's only schlock, in spite of its indie-film distribution to art-house cinemas.
April 22, 2004
The film weaves together a few genre threads only to work them into an impenetrable knot.
April 22, 2004
After a compelling first act that uses the hypnosis premise with imagination and flair, the script loses confidence in itself and disintegrates into one more outlandish horror story, dominated by the usual redundant special effects.
April 22, 2004
Hypnosis in the movies has always been synonymous with hocus pocus, and the tradition continues in this flashy, mildly tingly British thriller.
April 22, 2004
The somnolent cast can't keep the faith.
April 21, 2004
A cheaply made piece of 'psychological' occult schlock.
April 21, 2004
For Visnjic, who is sometimes associated with George Clooney because of the ER hand-off, this is his Out of Sight.
September 12, 2003
Charismatic leads and the nature of the life-or-death dilemma keep the tension on, but interest is undermined by unlikely happenings, lapses in logic and glossed-over psychological repercussions that leave one more glazed than mesmerized.