Eyes Wide Shut
Tom Cruise plays a doctor who is married to an art curator. One day his wife admits that she almost cheated on him and that leads Cruise's character through an odyssey of sexual and moral discovery.
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Rotten: I kept my eyes wide open all through Eyes Wide Shut and saw more control-freak unreality than visual genius around the edges of the cluttered compositions.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007
Fresh: Well, I'll be damned. A sex movie this summer for grown-ups.
- Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Fresh: As you'd expect from Kubrick, this is a cerebral film that works on several levels--the illusory, the real, the ethereal and everything that falls in between.
- Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine), Thursday, June 24, 2010
A well known film for many reasons, the cast, director and the sex, nude scenes. It's quite a simple story but deals with complex issues and emotions. Once it gets into the whole secret society stage it becomes unnerving and more of a thriller, or does it? You're left to make what of it you will which might bother some viewers. Very well shot, the score is simple but has great effect and with a talented cast. So definitely worth seeing and Nicole looks stunning as always.
- Deano78, Friday, January 18, 2013
A slow-burning Kubrickian exploration of extramarital sexual desire and jealousy, full of some terrific symbolism that throws us together with the characters in a nightmarish odyssey highlighted by a formidable game of colors using blue and red to suggest menace and unconscious sex impulses.
- blacksheepboy, Friday, May 2, 2014
Yet another brilliant film directed by one of the best directors ever in Stanley Kubrick. It misses perfection by ever so little, but it is still a worthy film which features an eerie atmosphere, a jarring soundtrack, and some genuinely disturbing and creepy scenes. Although the nudity is indeed plentiful, in this movie it is made to serve an important purpose, which being if you dehumanize one of the closest things two humans can share with one another, then you turn human passions and desires into nothing more than revolting "practices" which almost nobody wants to take a part in. Definitely not for everyone, especially those that can handle a certain amount of sexual content, this is a very graphic movie which was originally rated NC-17 before being edited (the late Kubrick must have rolled over in his grave should he have known) to a hard R.
- fb619846742, Thursday, October 10, 2013