Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Barsanti
Rating Title/Year Author
In the Heights (2021) Chris Barsanti The mostly mediocre movie musical we need right now. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Miller's Crossing (1990) Chris Barsanti 'Miller's Crossing' might start in knowing satire and a winking brand of precise mimicry but it ends in a haunting existential trap. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Mosul (2019) Chris Barsanti An Iraq War movie that's actually about Iraqis. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Dear Comrades! (2020) Chris Barsanti ...shows how even the most rigid autocracies are still composed of humans who occasionally push back against their propaganda-soaked environments. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Chris Barsanti The story feels like a faded Xerox of an idea somebody once scribbled down on a napkin for an Allen-like comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
The Wages of Fear (1953) Chris Barsanti ...the greatest thriller to ever turn a moviegoer's knuckles white. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2020
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Chris Barsanti By the time the movie comes to its gonzo Pandora's box conclusion on the beach, neither script nor screen have been able to keep up with reason, preferring instead to simply stay out of Hammer's way. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011) Chris Barsanti Freidrichs breaks down the legacy of this infamous public housing complex. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2020
Empire of the Sun (1987) Chris Barsanti ...the story is a chilly one, particularly for a filmmaker who had so shamelessly (and skillfully) plucked heartstrings. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2020
The Hottest August (2019) Chris Barsanti A free-flowing and discursive essay about the future which already feels like a postcard from the past. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? (2018) Chris Barsanti ...weaves together a quartet of narratives about resilience in the face of mounting pressures. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Joker (2019) Chris Barsanti ...A lethally dull and spiritually deadening exercise whose strained black humor and self-importance makes even the profundities of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy feel meaningful by comparison. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Just Mercy (2019) Chris Barsanti ...uncomplicated does not equal simplistic or lacking in drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
The Irishman (2019) Chris Barsanti ...a cool, elegiac, and somewhat detached epic whose three and a half hours float by with a disconcerting calmness. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Chris Barsanti It's official. We've been had. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019