Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Reviews

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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.
March 19, 2004
A happy collision of cutting-edge writer, stars up for a challenge and a director with a taste for the symbolic.
March 19, 2004
Gondry still lags behind Jonze in rendering cohesive stories and human connection from Kaufman's adventures in self-analysis.
March 19, 2004
Audacious, thought-provoking and ruefully funny.
March 19, 2004
A masterpiece? Probably. Ingenious? Absolutely! Unforgettable? I'll see you at the 10th-year anniversary.
March 19, 2004
This mind-bender is both funny and touchingly romantic.
March 19, 2004
The twists here are the rare sort that seem both narratively surprising and emotionally engaging, particularly the one that boxes us into this interrogative corner.
March 19, 2004
Dizzying, dazzling, smart and, most importantly, honestly struggling with the variables of love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a mesmerizing mind game that still manages to find perfect pitch while pulling heartstrings.
March 19, 2004
The effort can fascinate, even if the result doesn't always match.
March 19, 2004
A loving, often rigorous look at love gone awry.
March 19, 2004
Despite jumping through the deliberately disorienting hoops of its story, Eternal Sunshine has an emotional center, and that's what makes it work.
March 19, 2004
Hectic, muffled, maddeningly near-brilliant.
March 19, 2004
At last Kaufman allows his characters to lift their heads out of the fog of narcissism and solipsism and dare to hope, to engage one another.
March 18, 2004
A poignant story set in a clever plot amidst exceptional performances.
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