Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After learning of his wife's flirtatious behavior, Dr. William Harford goes on an odyssey of his own.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kubrick's intense study of the human psyche yields an impressive cinematic work.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

This is finally a film that is better at mood than substance, that has its strongest hold on you when it's making the least amount of sense.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's as rich and strange and riveting as any journey he's taken us on, yet it's also familiar in a disquieting way.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The technical and visual command of this movie is captivating -- but it is a minor Kubrick.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's empty of ideas, which is fine, but it's also empty of heat.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Trust Stanley Kubrick to make a sex movie with absolutely no sexual heat but instead with ideas that haunt you.

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Jonathan Romney
New Statesman

Maybe we should suspend the reductive question, "Is it any good or not?" and acknowledge that it's a fascinating, tantalising film that will continue to be argued about.

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The film does have that advertised haunting quality, and at least one performance from Kidman, in a supporting, but vital role that's as good as any we're likely to see this year.

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

In the final analysis, the marquee names are all that really distinguish Eyes Wide Shut from, say, a really well-photographed installment in the Emmanuelle series.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A slow-burning Kubrickian exploration of extramarital sexual desire and jealousy, full of some terrific symbolism that throws us together with the characters in… More
Alex roy
For Stanley Kubrick's last film, he crafts this unique psychological drama that is worth checking out due to its eccentric story. This would be a work that… More
Chris Weber
As far as final films go, is there really a better film that Kubrick could have his career end with (due to his death) than this? I don't really think so.… More
Matt Goodman
My favorite Stanley Kubrick film.
Dan Schultz
Yet another brilliant film directed by one of the best directors ever in Stanley Kubrick. It misses perfection by ever so little, but it is still a worthy film… More
Jonathan Hutchings
It's strange to think of a Kubrick film as underrated, but I find it fascinating how so many have dismissed Eyes Wide Shut during both its theatrical run… More

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