Eyes Wide Shut

Release Date: July 16th, 1999

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2000

R |2 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

After Dr. Bill Hartford's (Tom Cruise) wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija, Todd Field, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Cumming

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Pole Star, Warner Brothers, Hobby Films

Distributors: Argentina Video Home, Warner Sogefilms S.A. [es], Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Wife , New York City , 1990s , Husband , Doctor ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA 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

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

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

  • 100
    Liam LaceyThe 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

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture