The Eye of the Storm Synopsis
Elizabeth's last act of defiance will be to choose when she dies.
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The Hollywood Reporter

An intelligent, visually sumptuous drama that embraces the grandeur of the Australian literary classic upon which it's based.
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Narrative unevenness notwithstanding, those hang-ups are given delicious life by a superb Rush, Davis, and Rampling (the latter often...
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73

NPR

There's a quiet audaciousness about it. Schepisi still seems to believe that if you tell a good story in an artful, straightforward way,...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Schepisi is deft with the social-strata stuff, introducing a large Gosford Park–like ensemble to tease out the central trio's dysfunction....
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Fred Schepisi's sly, stately comedy-drama that will please fans of BBC melodramas. But even on its own merits, its mild manner has sneaky...
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Whether she's lying in bed, her gray hair spilling out around her head, or exalting in existence itself during one of several flashbacks,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
For all the talent involved, The Eye of the Storm is an incident-stuffed but lacklustre affair – a case of lots of sturm, but not enough...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Good acting and some very good scenes don't quite add up to a good film.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The Eye of the Storm is performed with zest by a fine cast and offers some nicely biting moments but, in the end, falls short of its large...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
This adaptation of a prize-winning Australian novel is a stodgy slog save for some sporadic moments of blunt force supplied by Judy Davis...
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A TIRESOME TALE OF A WEALTHY MATRIARCH WHO SHOULD HAVE DIED THIRTY MINUTES INTO THE FILM, SAVING THE VIEWER 90 MINUTES OF WOE AND GLOOM!

By Peneflix
If you are driven to see this drab, depressing, droning film, check "On Demand"; at least in the privacy of your home you can self-medicate; aiding, wading through a well-performed but meaningless...