Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Reviews

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May 30, 2014
Kaufman's latest is a weird, visually woozy rom-com-in-reverse that charms, amuses and moves.
May 30, 2014
Don't be fooled by the glib, offhand nature of the film's surface demeanor. Kaufman's endearingly off-the-wall antics are pronounced as ever, but he's finally learning how to temper his humorous sport with something called humanistic spirit.
December 24, 2010
Imaginative, loopy romance is for adults only.
December 3, 2009
A surprisingly bittersweet love story at heart, Eternal Sunshine values the sum of experience, which in this case means a thorns-and-all openness to romantic possibilities.
April 29, 2009
This is a wonderful, often beautiful, heart-wrenching story.
October 18, 2008
The film entertains for the most part and gives us a set of marvellous performances from this outstanding cast, even if it doesn't quite reach the near-genius of Kaufman's other writings.
August 7, 2008
Most imaginative and impressively executed...
July 30, 2007
Kaufman and Gondry bring out all the weirdness of the premise, sometimes eliciting disbelieving laughter, sometimes taking us to odd, chilly places.
July 2, 2006
Walking into a theater with Charlie Kaufman on the screen is like volunteering for that wacky boat trip Willy Wonka took through the chocolate factory tunnel...
January 26, 2006
Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart.
December 6, 2005
Eternal Sunshine is fresh, heartfelt and ultimately heartbreaking in its honest portrayal of a modern relationship.
July 5, 2005
It is an enchanting clutter of love and reason that will only appeal to the audience willing to take the time to see the movie and then think about it later.
May 3, 2005
A unique deconstruction of man's innate desire to avert heartache.
April 20, 2005
Romance was never this stark or twisted.
March 27, 2005
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are perfectly cast in this movie, and Winslet's Oscar nomination was well-deserved. The writing, direction and acting are all top-notch.
March 5, 2005
The kind of movie that only gets better the more you think about it and I think it cries out for repeat viewings.
January 21, 2005
You won't soon forget this walk down memory lane. Actually, make that a RUN down memory lane.
January 5, 2005
Odd but compelling; one of the year's 10 best
January 4, 2005
like in the best sci-fi, it's primarily a metaphor for a deeper dilemma: the question of whether or not we'd really be better off eliminating heartbreak from our lives.
December 31, 2004
Most Hollywood films tell us we have everything we need within ourselves. [This movie] indicates that we need each other, even ... when togetherness disrupts happiness.
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