Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes)
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A woman is trying to unravel a mystery that she literally can no longer see in this thriller from Spanish filmmaker Guillem Morales. Julia (Bel (C)n Rueda) and her sister, Sara, have both inherited a medical condition that is slowly robbing them of their eyesight, with stress severely aggravating the condition. When Julia gets the news that Sara has died, she has a hard time believing the police report that she committed suicide, and she and her husband, Isaac (Llus Homar), begin looking into the matter. As Julia examines the particulars of Sara's death, she begins to suspect the actions… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

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"Aims for intricate, Hitchcockian suspense, embellished with ornate visual flourishes that recall Dario Argento's early giallo movies."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Julia's Eyes doesn't mean much more than what shows up on the surface of the screen, but it's a cinematic exercise that certainly puts a person on edge."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"A tense psychological thriller, Julia's Eyes is another example why the Spanish have become the kings of quality horror cinema."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Director Guillem Morales and his writing partner Oriol Paulo thread a series of tired old horror tropes around a mystery plot in which Julia sets out to find the identity of the mystery man she believes is responsible for her sister's death."
‑ Lynden Barber, sbs.com.au
"Good fun, but featuring more twists than a double helix, Julia's Eyes could more aptly be titled 'When Blind Man's Buff Gets Out of Hand'."
‑ Sophie Ivan, Film4
"I doubt this project occupied much of del Toro's attention, and it's fundamentally an exercise in genre and style -- but what style!"
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Julia's Eyes stops just short of being an amazing thriller but...some excellent camera work heightens the experience of fumbling through the mystery from Julia's perspective."
‑ Tim Martain, The Mercury
"The anchoring performance of Rueda is what keeps this second-hand material fresh and forcefully involving."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Julia's Eyes is a traditional horror that shows there's life in the old spine-chiller yet."
‑ Emmet O'Cuana, FILMINK (Australia)
"An over-cooked but good-looking and occasionally effective chiller about a visually impaired woman terrorised by malevolent forces."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"All about mystery and suspense, slowly laying the foundation for an extremely tense final act."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"another reminder to why modern horror speaks Spanish"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Julia's Eyes becomes a little incoherent as it plunges towards resolution, but it's unerringly stylish and whole-heartedly suspenseful along the way."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"This terrifying psychological thriller cum horror film plays with notions that are both real and imagined and whose premise relies on fear of the known and the unknown, and most notably, of the dark"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"A fascinating, broken-backed picture full of riveting twists and dubious psychology."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
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