Eureka (2001)

One of the leading voices in the new Japanese cinema, Shinji Aoyama directs this spare, emotionally rich saga about memory, grief, and redemption, recalling such films as The Sweet Hereafter and Fearless (1993). Shot in stark black and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its subtitles and a running time nearing four hours, Eureka certainly places demands upon its viewers. For those with the patience, however, this visually lovely film builds to an emotionally resonant vision of transcendence.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Aoyama needs to put the editing into other hands.

Gene Seymour

Its rewards are greater than any bright-and-tight Hollywood movie you've seen so far this year.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

Beautiful film. The length of this may frighten people away but it shouldn't, this suspends time.

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Nicole Arthur
Washington Post

This is a film to visually savor.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Don't let the running time scare you away from the exceptional bit of filmmaking.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Koji Yakusho grounds the film with his emotional truth

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

You feel time slipping through your fingers, but, gorgeous and studied to a fault, the film doesn't give you time to look down at your hands.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

To watch this film, in short, can be a transforming experience.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Without question, the film could have been a bit shorter, especially towards the end, but Eureka is a powerful, luxurious study of lives changed in the aftermath of violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
I would say something like, "Euleka", but Engrish does not necessarily replace "r" with "l", only "l" with… More