The Eyes of My Mother Reviews

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April 28, 2020
The Eyes of My Mother works because it presents itself as a quiet, unstated piece but effortlessly transitions into a true horror show exploring the depths of the lead character's altered mind.
April 19, 2020
beautiful exploration of how a person's view of life, death, pain, and normalcy can be warped from a young age and the slow loss of connection to the real world by being cut off from it and building her own world with her own values and family.
October 3, 2019
If Portugal were the portal to some Lynchian netherworld of dreams deferred, it would look something like Nicolas Pesce's sumptuously grotesque directorial debut, The Eyes of My Mother.
June 13, 2019
Pesce shoots his horrific creation with a distinct arthouse flair and constructs an isolated environment, in which no one can hear you scream.
June 4, 2019
A haunting slow-burn of a film, one that eats its way under the skin with sadistic precision
April 10, 2019
An exploration in isolation and the need for human contact lay the groundwork for this unnerving tale of loneliness.
March 16, 2019
Haunting piece of art horror. I felt compelled from start to finish. [Full review in Spanish].
November 19, 2018
The Eyes of My Mother creates a macabre world so taut and self-contained that events become terrifyingly unpredictable and it conjures up images that, once seen, can't be unseen.
November 2, 2018
The Eyes of My Mother delivers on the creep factor as well as some disturbing images.
November 1, 2018
What really makes The Eyes of My Mother so unsettling is the innocence that Kika Magalhaes brings to the role of Francesca.
October 5, 2018
There's death, there's torture, there's kidnapping, there's psychosis -- and it's all elegantly framed and put together with a tastefulness that seems at odds with the story.
August 25, 2018
The Eyes of My Mother is an insightful, meaningful, and exquisitely beautiful horror film, and undoubtedly one of the genre's most important offerings of 2016.
August 20, 2018
The Eyes Of My Mother is the debut feature by writer/director, Nicolas Pesce and he does an admirable job.
December 28, 2017
A film to chill the spine and haunt the mind, Nicolas Pesce has achieved cinematic glory.
November 12, 2017
A slasher picture with no attempts at irony.
June 13, 2017
It is an extremely moving film, and brutally exposes the damage we as people can easily inflict upon one another.
April 26, 2017
The running time - or lack thereof - is a problem, but this otherwise perfectly ghoulish exercise marks Nicolas Pesce and his crew as talents to keep track of.
March 26, 2017
This poised feature debut from Nicolas Pesce announces a director who blends arthouse with horror to unnerving, elegant effect.
March 24, 2017
This teasingly elliptical melodrama is more a psychological study of loneliness and the need for love than it is a generic shocker.
March 23, 2017
Nicolas Pesce's film opens with an air of originality and deep disquiet and beautifully framed black-and-white photography... Unfortunately, in the second half it descends into... gratuitous torture porn.
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