Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 13, 2014
Eyes Wide Shut feels overblown, unresolved; in a better world it would not be the last work of an illustrious career. But this world is good enough to have given us all of Stanley Kubrick's films, and for that film lovers must give thanks.
November 18, 2014
...suffers from an opening half hour that's simply not all that engrossing...
August 2, 2014
One of the greatest unfinished movies in the history of cinema.
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
June 18, 2012
Eyes Wide Shut is no masterpiece, but it is endlessly fascinating.
January 1, 2011
Disturbing and completely inappropriate for kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 2, 2007
Kubrick's swansong is disturbing, audacious and criminally underrated.
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