Eros (2004)

Three of the world's most gifted filmmakers offer their own unique perspectives on love and lust in this omnibus film. The initial episode, "The Hand," was directed by Wong Kar-Wai, and tells the story of Zhang (Chang Chen), a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 31, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Wong's short lives up to the promise of the title, Antonioni's is a serious disappointment.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I guess one out of three ain't bad.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It is fairly melancholy news that the works of two of Antonioni's admirers outshine the master's segment.

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

How are the mighty scattered, fallen and lost.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Three smart filmmakers produce three whiffs on the theme of love.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Eros comes nowhere near meeting the challenge of its title when compared to the increasingly lewd standards of our current cinema.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

The rain still drips like tears in Wong's faintly lit alleyways, the paint in his narrow corridors continues to peel, the floral-print curtains in his '60s drawing rooms still billow in the breeze--but the colors have faded...

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The auteurist feast turns out to be a paltry spread, with one director on autopilot, another playing it safe, and the last apparently working on assignment for the European Red Shoe Diaries.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's one good movie in here, sure. But unfortunately, it's over after the first 43 minutes.

Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

The chatter in the lobby, I predict, will be from people wondering how and when [Antonioni] flipped his lid... The film is a failure, no matter how grandiose its title or the names above it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Both Steven Soderbergh's and Michaelangelo Antonioni's segments are very interesting and for the most part flawless, but I really wasn't taken… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Eros" is a collection of three short languid films by three noted directors:[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century… More
Arash Xak
The Hand & The Equilibrium were good, But I didn't like Antonioni's The Dangerous Thread Of Things
meril lupin
Loved the first two, hated Antonioni's.
Michael S
The only thing that brings the film down is Antonioni's very weak segment.
Leo L
Hmmm....interesting! I could have sworn that I rated this before. Oh well, this is an interesting collection of stories told in sequences with an amazing set of… More