Eyes Wide Shut Synopsis
A doctor (Tom Cruise) explores his relationship with his wife by delving into a sensual underworld.
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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...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A spellbinder: provocatively conceived, gorgeously shot and masterfully executed.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Totally absorbing even when it, too, strays.
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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...
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New York Daily News

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

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

By 350Z_Guy
Eyes Wide Shut is an amazing, erotic thriller. Tom Cruise is drawn into a world that he does not understand - - it is a world of esoteric pagan rituals. Many viewers do not know that the rituals...

Kubrick Fan

By indewrtr88
I am a hardcore Kubrick fan so I like anything he does. But I dont think many people see the irony in this movie. This movie is about two people who are struggling, like we all do, in their...

Eyes Wide Shut and Should Have Skipped It!!!

By mashby2005
I saw this film when it first came out, thinking a film with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman should be interesting and worth veiwing. They movie was too strange for my taste, and even the few nude...

my eyes wide shut review

By lord-o-movies
a very very intresting movie im suprised that this was not nc-17 there was a little bit too much nudity but the movie is not all about sex it is about obsession and desire this movie is very...

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Rated R | For Some Drug Related Material, Nudity, Language and Strong Sexual Content
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