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The Eye of the Storm Reviews

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September 6, 2012
Schepisi orchestrates these vitriolic cat-and-mouse games with great subtlety and skill, and you can almost feel the pleasure he takes in watching these actors do what they do best.
September 6, 2012
Wry drama adapted from a the novel by Australia's Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White showcases outstanding acting, good writing and an excellent score.
September 6, 2012
An engrossing and well-acted screen adaptation of a 1973 novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White about a dying matriarch and her two spoiled adult children.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
Providing exemplary work to a picture in desperate need of defined emotional directions, the cast carries the heavy burden of the material with dignity. The same cannot be said of helmer Fred Schepisi.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 4, 2012
The title takes on a depressing literalness; you sense the movie teetering with tonal imbalance, its brilliant cast of savage line-readers forced to turn inward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2012
Its portrait of the grotesque über-privileged has considerable bite, bracingly reveling in the greed, selfishness, bitterness, jealousy, neurosis, detachment, and hunger for power and sex ...
September 4, 2012
This adaptation of a prize-winning Australian novel is a stodgy slog save for some sporadic moments of blunt force supplied by Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2012
Sprawling, unfocused account of family dysfunction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 1, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] There are three main reasons to see "The Eye of the Storm." Their names are Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, and Judy Davis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 9, 2011
The film is blackly funny, incisive and often moving, and the performances are spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2011
Charlotte Rampling has been remarkably good at playing craggy old women lately (see Melancholia) and she outdoes herself as Elizabeth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2011
Sometimes a film just can't live up to all its reputations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2011
The subject matter is dark but disjointed, despite the best efforts of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2011
It's a rich, sad and bitchy canvas, this film. Schepisi and screenwriter Judy Morris have captured White's tone pretty well.
September 15, 2011
Like the central figure in this ambitious adaptation of the celebrated Patrick White novel, The Eye of the Storm coughs a little, splutters a lot and then finally passes away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 14, 2011
At times, I felt as if I were watching a series of splendidly realised set-pieces arranged like showcases for watching actors act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 14, 2011
The film is a ramble; the constant shifts in dramatic focus keep you from becoming fully engaged in the characters, leaving one with that feeling of the journey having been more satisfying than the destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 13, 2011
A frank, funny and immensely satisfying adaptation of White's novel and a welcome return to the screen for one of Australia's most accomplished directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2011
Sadly, this is not the return to form expected from director Fred Schepisi, whose laboured direction never finds the right tone between comedy and tragedy.
September 12, 2011
A film rich in style and characterisation to draw on the complexities of White's dense novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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