Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot) Reviews

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...
February 5, 2010
Eschews sentimentality and pathos, instead letting body language and the dusty, gloomy streets of Jerusalem shape the story.
February 5, 2010
It moves slowly and patiently through the ordeal of a single soul, illuminating in the process a cosmos of intense and hidden feeling.
February 5, 2010
Quiet, sober and tense, the movie makes some interesting points, but it lacks the emotional firepower of Brokeback Mountain.
February 3, 2010
The drama's moments of inspiration vindicate its desultory proceedings.
February 2, 2010
Not groundbreaking, but definitely a cut above.
February 2, 2010
This directorial debut by Haim Tabakman is unadventurous, borrowing from the gay-cinema canon but adding nothing new.
May 21, 2009
Sensitively helmed feature debut by Haim Tabakman boasts a tightly structured, multi-layered script by Merav Doster, intimate lensing and strong, credible performances.