Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)




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Eyes of Laura Mars has an intriguing premise -- which, alas, is abandoned halfway through in favor of gratuitous violence. The title character, played by Faye Dunaway, is a high-priced fashion photographer, specializing in gory "murder" layouts. When Laura is plagued by visions of genuine murders, she at first dismisses this as a by-product of her kinky specialty. And then she begins telepathically witnessing the bloody killings of her friends and co-workers, as seen through the eyes of the actual killer. Anyone who can't guess who the murderer is within five minutes deserves to be drummed out of the theatre in disgrace. Tommy Lee Jones does what he can with an underdeveloped role, while Rene Auberjonois steals the film as a belligerently flamboyant homosexual. Watch for talk-show host Bill Boggs and future LA Law star Michael Tucker in minor roles.

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Faye Dunaway
as Laura Mars
Tommy Lee Jones
as John Neville
Brad Dourif
as Tommy Ludlow
Rene Auberjonois
as Donald Phelps
Raul Julia
as Michael Reisler
Frank Adonis
as Sal Volpe
Lisa Taylor
as Michele
Rose Gregorio
as Elaine Cassell
Bill Boggs
as Himself
Meg Mundy
as Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers
as Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer
as Reporter
Jeff Niki
as Photo Assistant
Toshi Matsuo
as Photo Assistant
Paula Lawrence
as Aunt Caroline
Joey R. Mills
as Makeup Person
John Sahag
as Hairdresser
Hector Troy
as Cab Driver
Patty Oja
as Model
Kari Page
as Model
Allen Joseph
as Policeman
Gerald M. Kline
as Policeman
Sal Richards
as Policeman
Tom Degidon
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Eyes of Laura Mars

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

... you find yourself chewing over "Laura Mars" after the lights come up. Unfortunately, it's the kind of chew that leaves your jaw feeling tired and your mouth tasting sour.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Eyes of Laura Mars tries to say Serious Things about fashion photography, corruption in advertising, and the violence in our society. It does not succeed, but it tries.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Clearly we are not dealing with a movie here; this is a producer's package, a market-researched gratification kit ripe for fast saturation-merchandising.

September 18, 2010 | Full Review…

Turns out to be as superficial as the chic art scene it rails against.

May 25, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

grisly and gonzo

April 20, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Still pretty creepy murder mystery starring Dunaway and Tommy Lee.

August 10, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Eyes of Laura Mars

One of the great American giallos, Eyes of Laura Mars is an unsung little thriller masterpiece. Very little gore and violence is actually seen taking place, but the score makes it a hell of a lot more thrilling than violent content could. I can't believe I've gone all of these years without seeing this gem. I don't want to brag and say I knew who the killer was right from the beginning, but I kind of did. I just knew there was something very off-kilter about a certain character (those who have seen it will know who I mean). Very Argento-esque, it reminded me a lot of Opera and Suspiria. A truly underrated classic of the genre, to be sure.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


So, I got to see this movie again yesterday. It's very interesting how Laura has psychic powers, yet doesn't know who the killer is till the end, but then the ending is cliche. Overall, it's pretty good, but it could be better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A great film but I was sad at the end when Tommy Lee Jones (John Neville) was the killer. Worth a watch & a classic 70s film :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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