Eureka (1984)

Adapted by Paul Mayersberg from the speculative novel Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?, Eureka! relies almost exclusively upon star Gene Hackman for its success. Striking it rich in the Klondike, Jack McCann (Hackman) lives high on the hog for… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1984
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Walter Goodman
New York Times

... the director's strivings for tricky effects seem to have left him little attention to spare for developing his characters or drawing passable performances from his actors...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In its own convoluted way, tells us that money can't buy us happiness.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Eccentric even by Roeg standards, this goes overboard with the histrionics, and even the slight supernatural tinge that defines Roeg's films is clumsily handled here. Yet there are some thought-provoking ideas and exchanges, and the acting is impeccable.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

More a curio than a straightforward classic, Nicolas Roeg's Eureka is beyond weird.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Eureka" Jack McCann(Gene Hackman) is the ultimate self-made man, having discovered a mother lode of gold, about twenty years… More