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The Eye of the Storm Reviews

April 30, 2013
Has taken almost two years to reach the UK; you'd be forgiven for thinking it was far longer, given its sub-Joseph Losey pretensions and doily-like styling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2012
Sometimes a feast of acting isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2012
A brilliantly acted semi-dud.
September 7, 2012
Too often the film's moods switch unsuccessfully between the abruptly serious and the broadly bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2012
Rush and Davis are two of the best actors in the business, and their brittle gamesmanship and rue holds the screen. But the film is disappointingly lackluster -- a mild squall instead of a storm.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 7, 2012
It all feels like a whittled-down miniseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
The project's ambitions turn out to be greater than its ability to achieve them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 6, 2012
[A] dramatically unsteady, blustery if likable film, which was adapted by Judy Morris from the Patrick White novel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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 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 ...
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
July 26, 2011
Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis bookend a cast consisting of some of Oz's finest thesps, but Schepisi never gets a grip on a script with awkward literary tics.
July 25, 2011
An intelligent, visually sumptuous drama that embraces the grandeur of the Australian literary classic upon which it's based.