Eyes Without a Face
Eyes Without a Face (1962)

A young girl's face is horribly disfigured in a terrible accident. Her surgeon father tries to capture victims in hopes of transplanting a new face onto his daughter in this suspenseful horror story.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A horrific tale of guilt and obsession, Eyes Without a Face is just as chilling and poetic today as it was in 1959.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Eyes Without a Face is a perfect example of how cinematic poetry can transform a seemingly disreputable movie genre.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This classic is poetic, disturbing, appalling, as Emily Dickinson saucily spoke of the undertaker, the 'man of the appalling trade.'

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Tim Purtell
Entertainment Weekly

One of those rare horror films that induces discomfort by showing practically nothing.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A marvellous movie in the fullest sense.

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James Mottram
Total Film

The influence of Georges Franju's horror classic Eyes Without A Face looms large, more than half a century since its release.

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Variety Staff

It has some queasy scenes, but unclear progression and plodding direction give this an old-fashioned air.

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David Edelstein

Among the most disturbing horror films ever made.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

(The film) made audiences faint and critics bristle with some of its grisly depictions.

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A fantastic film with an original narrative and great performances from all the cast. I didn't expect too much but it really did justice to this era of… More
Alex roy
Brilliant and stunning Foreign Horror film brilliantly directed by Georges Franju, Eyes Without a Face is a unique film in the genre. Beautifully filmed an… More
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Roger Ebert, please calm down. With apologies to Misael and XTC: <p> Excruciating -- <p> and I don't mean that in a good way. Walter, I… More
Graham Jones
A horror classic that is still shocking today.
Stella Dallas
seriously creepy. from the writers of diabolique and vertigo. alida valli was soo evil and the ending was just beautiful. hey does anyone remember that billy… More

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