100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
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.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A spellbinder: provocatively conceived, gorgeously shot and masterfully executed.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In terms of power and effect, Eyes Wide Shut approaches (but does not surpass) Kubrick's vintage work - it is thought-provoking and unsettling.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Totally absorbing even when it, too, strays.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Ultimately, Eyes Wide Shut doesn't rank among Kubrick's best work.
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63

New York Post

It's shocking only in its banality, impotence and utter lack of heat.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director's famously over-deliberate, pause-laden style verges, for the first time, on amateurville, and that gives us too much time to linger on the movie's more bizarre details.
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68 out of 100
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