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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I don't know how a director whose central theme is the loss of humanity can be so uninterested in the minutiae of human speech and behavior."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Finally, however, it's just a cautionary tale about some very mild, old-fashioned erotic fantasies."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"...suffers from an opening half hour that's simply not all that engrossing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Disturbing and completely inappropriate for kids."
‑ Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
"Misunderstood as a psychosexual thriller, Stanley Kubrick's final film is actually more of an acidic comedy about how Tom Cruise fails to get laid."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"A riveting, thematically probing, richly atmospheric and just occasionally troublesome work, a deeply inquisitive consideration of the extent of trust and mutual knowledge possible between a man and a woman."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Kubrick, exactly in character, has left us as the unchallengeable champion of the enigma."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"One of the greatest unfinished movies in the history of cinema."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Slow, repetitious and conventional, Kubrick's last film has some good moments but does not live up to the hype and occupies a mid-level position in an otherwise brilliant career."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"As you'd expect from Kubrick, this is a cerebral film that works on several levels--the illusory, the real, the ethereal and everything that falls in between."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"I kept my eyes wide open all through Eyes Wide Shut and saw more control-freak unreality than visual genius around the edges of the cluttered compositions."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"As it rambles on, it makes less and less of the material, rather than more."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"And you can't help thinking that, somewhere beyond the grave, the most cerebral of celebrity filmmakers is enjoying the most satisfying of last laughs"
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"Kubrick's final film is a virtuoso study of looking and imagining, one that implicates the audience in the act of coveting."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, AskMen.com
"An unqualified masterpiece from a master whose death marked the end of an era."
‑ , Film4
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