Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Reviews

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April 15, 2020
The filmmaker's imaginative performance is a permanent reason for admiration. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 7, 2011
August 2, 2009
If Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch had collaborated on a project, the result might have been something like Open Your Eyes."
August 7, 2008
June 8, 2007
Even if the script (written by the director and Mateo Gil) and direction are patchy, the obsessive theme is gripping.
December 29, 2006
The visually stunning product is no less absorbing and haunting, not to mention surprisingly moving.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
This is so smart, mischievous and stylish, you'll instantly want to see it again.
December 6, 2005
Alejandro Amenabar announced himself in the category of the top level of directors working today.
July 21, 2005
If you're the type who doesn't mind jigsaw puzzles unassembling themselves as you assemble them, if you enjoy enigmas and don't need explanations, the film just might work for you.
July 13, 2005
September 21, 2003
Substantially better than its remake, 'Vanilla Sky'
August 2, 2003
June 15, 2003
The original of Vanilla Sky -- more subtle, but not as much fun.
May 29, 2003
See this far superior thriller instead of the lousy remake "Vanilla Sky."
December 2, 2002
Amenbar's virtuoso style and connection to the youth audience, both of which are resented by the Spanish film establishment, make him a plausible model outside Spain for a European cinema that bridges the gap between arthouse and mainstream.
November 7, 2002
Alejandro Amenabar's psychothriller is a dark dish Cruise and Crowe later turned to plain Vanilla.
September 10, 2002
A masterpiece.
September 9, 2002
It's a puzzling story that dips in and out of reality, but one that is thought provoking and allows us to contemplate to live the dream not the nightmare.
August 9, 2002
Falls apart about halfway through. Great acting, though.
June 13, 2002
A jigsaw puzzle of passion and lust, desire and pain.
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