The Eyes of My Mother Reviews

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March 27, 2017
Watching Nicolas Pesce's insipid The Eyes of My Mother, it's clear that some directors should make sure they've mastered the basics before they try to do something new within the genre.
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.
March 23, 2017
Doesn't hang together in entirely satisfying ways, but its odd camera angles, minimal dialogue and gory compositions do build towards a chilly exploration of the detrimental effects of isolationism that feels strangely timely.
March 21, 2017
With The Eyes of My Mother, Pesce explores the nature of human instinct and arrested development in a way that is uncomfortable to watch yet immersive just the same.
March 21, 2017
An austere, redolent debut feature which slightly stirs and disturbs at times but, at a slender seventy six minutes, it is still often shockingly monotonous.
March 20, 2017
Immaculately poised but almost completely pointless, it moves from chin-strokingly pretentious to profoundly depressing.
March 20, 2017
A poised and meticulously controlled slice of American gothic that blends together a slew of influences from Hitchcock to Haneke via David Lynch and The Night of the Hunter.
March 16, 2017
The Eyes of My Mother is perhaps most haunting when it points out how simple it would be to skew a child's moral compass, or how ridiculous the idea of closure is in terms of a horror film.
February 27, 2017
More arthouse than horror...
January 27, 2017
As this generation's version of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the movie provides something I've seen on few occasions in cinema.
January 19, 2017
I suppose that fans of horror films might like this, but I sure could not see any point to it.
January 8, 2017
A homage intent on weaving its influences into its mesmerising and melancholy brand of horror brooding.
January 2, 2017
In his directing and writing debut, Nicolas Pesce strikes a grim balance between disgust and sympathy and takes his premise to its inexorable conclusion.
December 23, 2016
The nicest thing I can say about The Eyes of My Mother is that it's only 77 minutes long. Anything longer would have been even more punishing. (Splice Today)
December 23, 2016
The Eyes of My Mother is a riveting, repugnant work of repellent art, Pesce crafting a gracefully unnerving calling card sure to be debated and discussed for some time to come.
December 20, 2016
A film with beautiful aesthetics, although it tells a terrible story with a disconcerting naturalness. [Full review in Spanish]
December 16, 2016
Seriously effed up.
December 16, 2016
It is a stark, dreadful vision - but one that is fascinatingly executed, with a compelling central performance from Kika Magalhaes as a matter-of-fact monster.
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