Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Challenging and richly rewarding!
January 1, 2000
Combines all the flaws that marred Kubrick's earlier work - including a glacial pace, emotional coldness and the sudden eruption of scenes that seem to belong in a different movie.
January 1, 2000
For most people, though, a single viewing will be more than enough.
January 1, 2000
Kubrick may have found, in this very adult and very human sexual awakening, a happy ending at last.
January 1, 2000
This valedictory production is a victory for its maker's unending quest to make his reach exceed his grasp.
January 1, 2000
Quite good in parts and always dazzling to the eye but a letdown all the same.
January 1, 2000
Eyes Wide Shut turns into a series of haphazard revelations that come to very little.
January 1, 2000
It's a powerful movie without always, or often, being a very good one; watching it is a bit like being inside the twistings and conniptions of a control freak who longs to lose control, only to pull back tighter than ever.
January 1, 2000
In his last picture, Kubrick will have to get by with a shallow mastery of craft.
January 1, 2000
For adult audiences, it creates a mesmerizing daydream of sexual fantasy.
January 1, 2000
This is personal filmmaking as well as dream poetry of the kind most movie commerce has ground underfoot, and if a better studio release comes along this year I'll be flabbergasted.
January 1, 2000
Watching Eyes Wide Shut is a thrilling experience -- not just because of the unmasked sexuality and hair-raising suspense, but because of Kubrick's passion and control.
January 1, 2000
It's the most brilliant, most glamorous, yet subtlest movie about sexual desire and sexual jealousy.
January 1, 2000
Mr. Kubrick left one more brilliantly provocative tour de force as his epitaph.
January 1, 2000
You experience this 159-minute movie at his deliberate pace and from his oddly distanced perspective. The effect is disorienting but mesmerizing.
January 1, 2000
From the already famous 'mirror' love scene, played with a carnal sweetness that's rare in the brittle, cynical sexuality of film today, to the anger, fear and pain of their final confrontation, Cruise and Kidman are open and touching.
January 1, 2000
Kidman is consistently excellent. This is the most powerful role she has taken on throughout a varied career.
January 1, 2000
Watching Eyes Wide Shut, I don't think I blinked once.
January 1, 2000
Profound, intimate, provocative, richly ambiguous and spiked with sudden or sustained bursts of deeply knowing humor.
January 1, 2000
A precisely modulated and mostly mesmerizing 2 3/4-hour suspense movie.
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