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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Totally absorbing even when it, too, strays. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A precisely modulated and mostly mesmerizing 2¾-hour suspense movie, in part because it's one of the most bravely disturbing screen works ever attempted about thoughts withheld by even the most devoted marriage partners and the ramifications of voicing them. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Ultimately, Eyes Wide Shut doesn't rank among Kubrick's best work. show more

  • 100
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Eyes Wide Shut still towers above most of the movies out there, immersing the viewer in a web of emotional complexity, at once raw and personal and, at times, theatrically overcooked. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A spellbinder: provocatively conceived, gorgeously shot and masterfully executed. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The reconciliation at the end of the film is the one scene that doesn't work; a film that intrigues us because of its loose ends shouldn't try to tidy up. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    In terms of power and effect, Eyes Wide Shut approaches (but does not surpass) Kubrick's vintage work - it is thought-provoking and unsettling. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Brilliantly filmed in his usual transfixing style, Kubrick's last movie pleads for alertness to the temptations that assail human nature from within and without. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    It's shocking only in its banality, impotence and utter lack of heat. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Works more as an object of pop curiosity than as a work of popular entertainment. show more

  • June 30, 2012 alhirschfeld
    Report This User

    I was in thrall with this movie, with fascination for the plot and every character. And as I am an art deaer i care a lot about the visual--and with Eyes Wide Shut, I was captured by every frame. Margo Feiden

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