Eyes Wide Shut
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The final work of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, who died within a week of completing the edit, stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, at the time Hollywood's most bankable celebrity couple, and was shot on a open-ended schedule (finally totaling over 400 days), with closed sets in London standing in for New York City. Cruise and Kidman play William and Alice Harford, a physician and a gallery manager who are wealthy, successful, and travel in a sophisticated social circle; however, a certain amount of decadence crosses their paths on occasion, and a visit to a formal-dress party leads… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"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
"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
"Like all Kubrick's films, this one will take time, and multiple viewings, to yield up its full meaning and resonance."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"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
"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)
"In the end, it is unclear what Mr. Kubrick was attempting to convey with Eyes Wide Shut."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"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
"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
"What's the biggest surprise of Eyes Wide Shut? It would be that Kubrick has nearly made a David Lynch movie."
‑ , Film Threat
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