Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot) Reviews

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January 13, 2018
Those interested in viewing a lifestyle they never knew--that of the pious gay--while the acceptance of homosexuality is an issue around the world, will be enlightened by this film.
November 4, 2010
The unusually subtle yet eloquent debut of Israeli director Haim Tabakman...
May 13, 2010
Slow and often silent, it's an extraordinarily disciplined film that respects, if not honours, the milieu of its story...
February 5, 2010
Eschews sentimentality and pathos, instead letting body language and the dusty, gloomy streets of Jerusalem shape the story.
February 5, 2010
It moves slowly and patiently through the ordeal of a single soul, illuminating in the process a cosmos of intense and hidden feeling.
February 5, 2010
Quiet, sober and tense, the movie makes some interesting points, but it lacks the emotional firepower of Brokeback Mountain.
November 26, 2010
One of the more unsentimental and even-handed depictions of the collision between faith and passion, Eyes Wide Open arrives in a DVD package that focuses on what's important: the film.
November 18, 2010
... an admirably restrained film that allows us to observe the developing relationship between Aaron and Ezri and how other characters in the film respond to it.
November 18, 2010
An insightful, authentic glimpse into Orthodox Judaism and enduring cultural-religious taboos.
September 10, 2010
The movie respects the Jewish tradition of inquiry and debate; it unreels as a sort of dramatic dialogue that acknowledges the benefits and terrors of both religious fundamentalism and personal freedom.
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