• Released
  • October 31, 1962
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • Horror
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Disturbing, disorienting, quietly terrifying, it's one of the least known of the world's great horror movies and, in its own dark way, a startlingly beautiful and artful piece of cinema as well.
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90

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale, this chilling, nocturnal black-and-white masterpiece was originally released in this country dubbed and under the title "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus," but it's much too elegant to warrant the usual "psychotronic" treatment.
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90

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
A masterpiece of poetic horror and tactful, tactile brutality.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Eyes Without a Face, outre as it is, never tires as hypnotic, touching, ghastly fun.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Franju constructs an elegant visual work; here is a horror movie in which the shrieks are not by the characters but by the images.
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80

TV Guide

A blood-curdling picture directed by Georges Franju at an even, distant pace that builds tension to an almost unbearable level.
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Franju conjures images -- sometimes gory, sometimes poetic, sometimes fantastical -- that genuinely haunt: the essence of the cinema distilled.
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60

Variety

Director Georges Franju has given this some suspense and not spared any shock details. But the stilted acting, asides to explain characters and motivations, and a repetition of effects lose the initial impact.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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