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Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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March 2, 2017
A delicious, deadpan farce about the fragile masculine ego.
December 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.
December 14, 2014
It's empty of ideas, which is fine, but it's also empty of heat.
December 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.
December 14, 2014
The technical and visual command of this movie is captivating -- but it is a minor Kubrick.
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 13, 2014
Trust Stanley Kubrick to make a sex movie with absolutely no sexual heat but instead with ideas that haunt you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2014
The price of Kubrick and Raphael's stubborn fidelity to the content if not the form of the novella is deadly.
December 13, 2014
Maybe we should suspend the reductive question, "Is it any good or not?" and acknowledge that it's a fascinating, tantalising film that will continue to be argued about.
December 13, 2014
Long and dull, despite the sumptuous production design and light-shimmering photography (and the orgy).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2014
In the final analysis, the marquee names are all that really distinguish Eyes Wide Shut from, say, a really well-photographed installment in the Emmanuelle series.
December 13, 2014
The result doesn't begin to live up to such pomp; indeed, it is so deliberately paced and so strangely devoid of emotional stakes that maybe it proves that too much control isn't such a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 13, 2014
Eyes Wide Shut is above all a masterpiece of sustained tone, a tightrope act that pays off in rich and unexpected ways.
December 13, 2014
It's a movie you should see a second time to appreciate fully its themes of love and lust and trust and truth, but the idea of sitting through it again anytime soon may be about as alluring as eating a hairball.
December 13, 2014
Kubrick stirs so many visual wonders and intellectual quandaries into the mix that the result is strangely mesmerizing and unsettlingly unforgettable.
December 13, 2014
The whole of it isn't much, but the parts are sometimes splendid. Kubrick was messing with our minds, as always.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2014
It is, as his films usually are, dense, complex, and challenging. It is also, sad to say, ponderous, often inscrutable, and ultimately not much fun.
December 13, 2014
This is a film about sex that isn't sexy; a movie about love with a cold heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 13, 2014
Eyes Wide Shut is flawed and overlong, but it's the work of a master, and whether you regard the 'imperfections' as such depends on how you read the film.
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