Eyes Wide Shut Reviews

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October 2, 2007
Kubrick's swansong is disturbing, audacious and criminally underrated.
July 30, 2007
Like all Kubrick's films, this one will take time, and multiple viewings, to yield up its full meaning and resonance.
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.
May 8, 2007
A riveting, thematically probing, richly atmospheric and just occasionally troublesome work, a deeply inquisitive consideration of the extent of trust and mutual knowledge possible between a man and a woman.
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.
December 6, 2005
What's the biggest surprise of Eyes Wide Shut? It would be that Kubrick has nearly made a David Lynch movie.
July 21, 2005
Kubrick, exactly in character, has left us as the unchallengeable champion of the enigma.
June 5, 2005
Moviegoers expecting typically crowd-pleasing Tom Cruise fare may come away disappointed, but fans of Kubrick's unique style will, over time, find plenty to admire.
April 9, 2005
It's the last work we'll ever see by a filmmaker who gave us so much in the dozen films he created over nearly five decades of filmmaking.
December 6, 2004
I found it brilliantly executed and haunting, like most of Kubrick's work.
February 21, 2004
As it rambles on, it makes less and less of the material, rather than more.
July 30, 2003
No one familiar with the cold precision of Kubrick's work will be surprised that this isn't the steamy erotic thriller a synopsis (or the ads) might suggest.
May 20, 2003
There is a lot of frustrating, rough going in this supremely controlled and visually enticing enterprise. Still, it is Kubrick, and confused intensity from this director is a better bet than nearly anyone else's best work.
February 8, 2003
While it is not without faults, it is definitely a compelling piece of art that will be held up as an example of what filmmaking is supposed to be.
January 29, 2003
January 10, 2003
The #1 Movie of 1999: 'A coherent summary of Kubrick's longtime themes and a worthy capstone to his long, distinguished career.'
October 15, 2002
What ends up on screen is sumptuous, portentous, slow-moving and pointless.
September 10, 2002
There's no doubt that the late Stanley Kubrick was one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the century. Even when you're put off by how cold and deliberate his films can be, you still can't help but be amazed by the artistry.
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