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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Eyes sees what it wants to see, but it's a riveting glimpse. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Demonstrates, if nothing else, that there's a genuine person -- chastened by mistakes and more compassionate, perhaps, for all she's suffered -- beneath the war paint and the stardust. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A largely irresistible puff piece. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a tale of survival and kitsch that will win you over. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Only the most hardhearted would fail to be swayed by Messner's surprising strength, and -- dare I say it -- irresistible charm. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    All in all, she comes off as quite a complex creature. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    She is also, we sense, a woman of great generosity of spirit, and a TV natural: The star she most reminds me of is Lucille Ball. show more

  • 75
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    If the mark of a successful documentary is its ability to make us examine a tired subject in a fresh way, then Eyes is a rip-roaring success. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Riveting stuff. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's highly entertaining, even if it's almost entirely one-sided. show more

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