Eye Of God
Eye Of God (1997)

In this film, introverted waitress Ainsley meets her pen pal Jack for the first time. Ainsley begin writing Jack while he was in prison but doesn't know that he was incarcerated for beating his former girlfriend. After Ainsley moves in,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Anderson creates what may be the most vividly scary and authentic portrait of a sociopathic ex-con since Dustin Hoffman in Straight Time.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

''Eye of God'' is another small coup for Ms. Plimpton, whose uncanny ability to disappear into an assortment of thorny working-class characters comes close to matching Meryl Streep's in chameleonlike perfection.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

...an overly complex narrative puzzle placed amid an atmospheric setting with distracting voice-over narration by Holbrook's town sheriff as he reflects on a tragedy that makes mute a local orphan...

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Set against the vivid backdrop of an Oklahoma oil town in the terminal stages of economic devastation, "Eye of God" is deliberately paced but almost entirely free of nonessential material.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A strange, dark movie that ruminates upon several weighty questions about faith and the existence of a Supreme Being ...

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Tim Blake Nelson shows promise and has captured the essense of a small rural town, but his point isn't defined clearly enough.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Moody, sympathetic and shot through with a sense of apprehension, "Eye of God" marks an impressive debut for writer-director Tim Blake Nelson.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film in which dreams seem to yearn toward a place where they can grow.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Offbeat and worthwhile

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