Eileen

critic Reviews

, 83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie prove a well-matched duo in Eileen, which honors its source material with a twisty tale of obsession.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    Finding the right ending remains one of the most difficult and persistent challenges in telling a story, so filmmakers deserve some latitude in carving one out, but they rarely miss this badly.
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    Maxwell RabbChicago Reader
    Eileen is triumphant, a rousing directorial success from Oldroyd.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    It feels like we’re watching a Todd Haynes film as filtered through the lens of a Hitchcockian tale, with a late-story development that’s bat-bleep crazy but also gripping.
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    Drew GregoryAutostraddle
    It looks great, it sounds nice, the performances are solid, but none of the choices feel inspired by character or story.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Eileen may ultimately be a little thin, but it’s a bracing watch, powered not just by its two main performances but also by Ireland...
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    Odie HendersonBoston Globe
    Ultimately, I respected the dramatic destination at which the film arrived, but I kept asking myself if the trip was really necessary. Sometimes you admire a movie more than you like it.
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    Erick EstradaCinegarage
    Maturation dressed in noir, rebellion against patriarchy, in-your-face and unapologetic, Les Diaboliques with a broken heart. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matt PaisMattPais.com
    Could use a little less restraint, like a groove that missed the entrance for a solo.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Eileen is an unexpectedly captivating noir. The performances are rich, the intrigue palpable and the laughs very, very dark.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Like Lady Macbeth, this provides a terrific showcase for his multi-talented leading lady, even if Hathaway gets all the best lines and outfits.
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