Reviews

Sep 9, 2021
Eyes Wide Shut is the perfect embodiment of capitalist Christmas tendencies, wherein money talks and class supplants everything.
Apr 1, 2021
Eyes Wide Shut is a beautiful film. The set design, costumes, actors, and cinematography are all beautiful. Kubrick's camera seems to seek out beautiful things.
Jan 7, 2021
Eyes Wide Shut feels like the culmination of a career spent telling stories of every stripe; it's at once horrifying, sexy and thrilling and it explores a world that is unlike anything that could exist outside the mind of Stanley Kubrick.
Sep 15, 2020
Kubrick's last film has aged very well. Its depiction of honesty within a high class marriage and the consequences, is as valid as it is dangerous. [Full review in Spanish].
Sep 29, 2019
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is legendary director Stanley Kubrick's highly-anticipated, last completed film. It was titled 'Eyes Wide Shut' to imply self-contradictory opposites: at first being exposed or tempted, and then reflexively turning away...
Jul 11, 2019
Eyes Wide Shut has gotten better with age. It was, in Nietzsche's word, untimely; its first audiences failed to understand it, while its real contemporaries had to bide their time.
Mar 26, 2019
Eyes Wide Shut reveals new truths with each viewing.
Feb 28, 2019
A film so willing to explore the limitations of masculinity, the limitations of heterosexuality, and the limitations of what fantasy looks like for a man who has none, is a decidedly interesting, and queer, work with which to end one's filmmaking career.
Feb 22, 2019
This is not the steamy sexual extravaganza we have been promised, but it is provocative. In its own tormented way, Eyes Wide Shut is a valentine to monogamy.
Nov 29, 2018
It was a knockout in the first round. Kubrick's fluid camerawork lulled them.
Oct 27, 2018
This is, one might argue, what the audience has paid to see and what they've always wanted to see: the then-most famous couple in the world, at home in both the literal and figurative sense, unguarded and au naturel.
Aug 17, 2018
In Eyes Wide Shut nothing works.
Apr 10, 2018
Kubrick's final film is unique in his oeuvre for concluding on a note of apparent affirmation.
Mar 2, 2017
A delicious, deadpan farce about the fragile masculine ego.
Dec 14, 2014
This is finally a film that is better at mood than substance, that has its strongest hold on you when it's making the least amount of sense.
Dec 14, 2014
It's empty of ideas, which is fine, but it's also empty of heat.
Dec 14, 2014
At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness.
Dec 14, 2014
Cruise in particular lays himself open in that fiercely committed way that he tries everything as an actor.
Dec 13, 2014
It's as rich and strange and riveting as any journey he's taken us on, yet it's also familiar in a disquieting way.
Dec 13, 2014
The film does have that advertised haunting quality, and at least one performance from Kidman, in a supporting, but vital role that's as good as any we're likely to see this year.