Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Reviews

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January 9, 2018
For all its high-falutin' references this is just another rom com with a bit of angst and ontological confusion thrown into the mix.
May 30, 2014
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind goes by like a fevered dream of love, but one you remember vividly, with profound pleasure.
May 30, 2014
At its core, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind could have been just another love story. Refracted through Kaufman's wonderfully weird prism, it's something truly memorable.
May 30, 2014
The result is a cinematic vagueness that makes the film less aesthetic yet more persuasive. This is how dreams really look: like reality, only less so.
May 30, 2014
It's a very Kaufmanesque narrative experiment, technically ingenious and sophisticated. It also looks like some lost comedy idea by Philip K Dick; you could call this film We Can Forget It for You Retail.
May 30, 2014
The latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America's most -- we should probably say only -- intellectually provocative screenwriter.
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.
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.
August 7, 2004
It's the kind of film that could mean more to people after they've left the theater and thought about it awhile.
May 1, 2004
Vibrant, warm and deliriously inventive.
April 28, 2004
It is not as fiendishly cunning as Being John Malkovich or as savage as Adaptation, but the surreal romantic twists are pure Kaufman at his neurotic worst
March 25, 2004
There is little charm in the coupling and almost no erotic intimacy, just a series of nerve-racking conversational collisions.
March 21, 2004
The disappointment I felt at the end of Eternal Sunshine was almost crushing, simply because there were sections of it that were as daring in their emotional directness as anything I've seen in years.
March 21, 2004
Brilliantly constructed and engagingly executed, this has quite a few tricks up its sleeve -- the most impressive being that all concerned trim their talents to the particular needs of the movie.
March 19, 2004
Neither wholly cynical nor wholly romantic, Kaufman's story is a balance of smarts and sentiment.
March 19, 2004
The perfect movie about love's inevitable imperfections.
March 19, 2004
Gets it more than right by stripping the science down to its laptop basics -- it's a 'simple' memory-erasing process -- and by putting greater emphasis on the humanity behind the diodes.
March 19, 2004
This is the best movie I've seen in a decade. For once it's no hyperbole to say, 'Unforgettable!'
March 19, 2004
It's a scruffy, blurry puzzle to put together, and well worth the effort -- just be sure to clear a tabletop for it in your mind.
March 19, 2004
The thinking is shallow. The emotions are tepid. But the creativity is dazzling.
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