Eureka Synopsis
Survivors (Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki) of a bloody hijacking face emotional trauma.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Understated acting and brilliant use of wide-screen black-and-white cinematography.
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100

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
One of the year's best films, and certainly its most challenging so far: At more than three hours, watching it is less like consuming...
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Quiet, powerful, contemplative, respectful of stillness, Eureka is the first film this year in which there is obvious greatness.
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Wrenching performances and painstaking visual and thematic compositions.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Slow -- sometimes maddeningly, soporifically so.
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's never dull -- beautifully acted and handsomely shot in sepia-toned Cinemascope.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Eureka demands active attention, but rewards it with emotional resonance, thematic complexity and a succession of images that take up...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
A work that demands patience, and it will easily exasperate some moviegoers.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Special note should be made of real-life sister and brother Aoi and Masaru Miyazaki, who give beautiful performances as the children.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Never feels inflated -- and it builds to an ending of unusual power.
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Rated NR