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 20, 2010
The simplicity of the tale is its strength and the acting of Zohar Strauss as Aaron and Ran Danker as Ezri is entirely natural.
May 14, 2010
This is responsible, restrained and intelligent, but if anything, the risky subject material is handled with too much caution.
May 13, 2010
One of the best and most moving love stories you'll ever see. Absolutely top draw.
May 13, 2010
Slow and often silent, it's an extraordinarily disciplined film that respects, if not honours, the milieu of its story...
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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