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Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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.
Peter Bradshaw
December 14, 2014
The technical and visual command of this movie is captivating -- but it is a minor Kubrick.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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
Jonathan Romney
New Statesman
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.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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.
Dennis King
Tulsa World
December 13, 2014
Kubrick stirs so many visual wonders and intellectual quandaries into the mix that the result is strangely mesmerizing and unsettlingly unforgettable.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
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
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
December 13, 2014
There is in Cruise a kind of passionate watchfulness and in Kidman a desperate and touching candor, and they keep drawing us past the narrative's improbabilities to its human heart.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 18, 2014
...suffers from an opening half hour that's simply not all that engrossing...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 2, 2014
One of the greatest unfinished movies in the history of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 18, 2014
And you can't help thinking that, somewhere beyond the grave, the most cerebral of celebrity filmmakers is enjoying the most satisfying of last laughs
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2010
Slow, repetitious and conventional, Kubrick's last film has some good moments but does not live up to the hype and occupies a mid-level position in an otherwise brilliant career.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 29, 2010
Kubrick's final film is a virtuoso study of looking and imagining, one that implicates the audience in the act of coveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
November 19, 2007
Misunderstood as a psychosexual thriller, Stanley Kubrick's final film is actually more of an acidic comedy about how Tom Cruise fails to get laid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 26, 2007
As you'd expect from Kubrick, this is a cerebral film that works on several levels--the illusory, the real, the ethereal and everything that falls in between.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jim Hall
October 2, 2007
Kubrick's swansong is disturbing, audacious and criminally underrated.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Like all Kubrick's films, this one will take time, and multiple viewings, to yield up its full meaning and resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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