Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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August 17, 2018
In Eyes Wide Shut nothing works.
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 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
Long and dull, despite the sumptuous production design and light-shimmering photography (and the orgy).
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.
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
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 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.
January 1, 2011
Disturbing and completely inappropriate for kids.
July 14, 2007
In the end, it is unclear what Mr. Kubrick was attempting to convey with Eyes Wide Shut.
May 8, 2007
I don't know how a director whose central theme is the loss of humanity can be so uninterested in the minutiae of human speech and behavior.
April 27, 2007
I kept my eyes wide open all through Eyes Wide Shut and saw more control-freak unreality than visual genius around the edges of the cluttered compositions.
January 26, 2006
Finally, however, it's just a cautionary tale about some very mild, old-fashioned erotic fantasies.
February 21, 2004
As it rambles on, it makes less and less of the material, rather than more.
October 15, 2002
What ends up on screen is sumptuous, portentous, slow-moving and pointless.
March 24, 2002
How seriously are we to take this trite and overwrought adolescent fantasy with chanting monks, incense, and leggy babes wearing only high heels, headdresses, and false faces?
September 18, 2001
...more rewarding to analyze than it is to see.
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