Eva (1962)

Joseph Losey's turbulent melodrama concerns a phony writer, Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker), who has recently sold the film rights to his autobiography as a Welsh coal miner (actually penned by his deceased brother). Tyvian is engaged to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1962
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A decadent period piece and a sadomasochistic view of sexual relations, this singular, resonant, and at times even inspiring mannerist mess is far more interesting than a good many modest successes.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

There's not much wonder that practically everybody who had anything to do with the making of this film was offering excuses and alibis when it opened in Europe in 1962.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Losey's original version is apparently lost in the mists of time, and what remains does not give us much of a clue as to its genius.

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This is a sleek, mannered look at an affair between a cold, almost psychotic, call girl and a writer, who is a fraught with overtones of masochism.

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Fernando F. Croce

A watershed work, a furious whirlwind vision

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Jon Fortgang

A bleak and overwrought yet powerful drama.

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Time Out

The figures of alienation wandering through an elegant landscape may be familiar from the Antonioni trilogy of the period, but the pessimism, energetic misanthropy and disenchantment with the world are all Losey's own.

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TV Guide

A grim drama springs from an unimpressive story.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This adaptation of a 1945 James Hadley Chase novel moves with serpent grace.

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Stefanie C
Deliciously seductive and sinister. Moreau dominates!