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Three of the world's most gifted filmmakers offer their own unique perspectives on love and lust in this omnibus film. The initial episode, "The Hand," was directed by Wong Kar-Wai, and tells the story of Zhang (Chang Chen), a young, virginal dressmaker's assistant who finds it difficult to control his desire when he is sent to the home of Hua (Gong Li), a beautiful and refined prostitute, for a fitting. Steven Soderbergh directed the film's second story, "Equilibrium," in which Nick Penrose (Robert Downey Jr.) spends a session with his analyst (Alan Arkin)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

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"I guess one out of three ain't bad."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It is fairly melancholy news that the works of two of Antonioni's admirers outshine the master's segment."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The rain still drips like tears in Wong's faintly lit alleyways, the paint in his narrow corridors continues to peel, the floral-print curtains in his '60s drawing rooms still billow in the breeze--but the colors have faded..."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Three is a crowd, and Wong and Soderbergh would have got along just fine without Antonioni there to wreck the marriage."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"An excruciating festival of middlebrow good taste."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Three smart filmmakers produce three whiffs on the theme of love."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
"Eros comes nowhere near meeting the challenge of its title when compared to the increasingly lewd standards of our current cinema."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"The chatter in the lobby, I predict, will be from people wondering how and when [Antonioni] flipped his lid... The film is a failure, no matter how grandiose its title or the names above it."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"If there's a point to any of this, it's the supposedly therapeutic revelation that major female mystery lies in what you can discover by rifling through her purse."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"An intriguing but ultimately frustrating triptych."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The auteurist feast turns out to be a paltry spread, with one director on autopilot, another playing it safe, and the last apparently working on assignment for the European Red Shoe Diaries."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"There's one good movie in here, sure. But unfortunately, it's over after the first 43 minutes."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Three directors combine short films to form a triptych about love. The problem? The connections are tenuous at best. These are really three films marketed as sharing a theme."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Anthologies by their inherent nature tend to be highly uneven. And Eros proves no exception, with the individual sections ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous."
‑ Tom Dawson, BBC.com
"All three short films were minor works."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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