Eyes Without a Face
Eyes Without a Face (1962)

A brilliant but crazed surgeon resorts to horrifying measures to restore the beauty of his daughter's disfigured face.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 24, 1962
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A horrific tale of guilt and obsession, Eyes Without a Face is just as chilling and poetic today as it was in 1959.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Eyes Without a Face is a perfect example of how cinematic poetry can transform a seemingly disreputable movie genre.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale.

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Fernando F. Croce

The frisson nonpareil of morbid poetry

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Tim Purtell
Entertainment Weekly

One of those rare horror films that induces discomfort by showing practically nothing.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A marvellous movie in the fullest sense.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This classic is poetic, disturbing, appalling, as Emily Dickinson saucily spoke of the undertaker, the 'man of the appalling trade.'

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Variety Staff

It has some queasy scenes, but unclear progression and plodding direction give this an old-fashioned air.

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David Edelstein

Among the most disturbing horror films ever made.

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James Mottram
Total Film

The influence of Georges Franju's horror classic Eyes Without A Face looms large, more than half a century since its release.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a haunting score and a disturbing plot, this film can be quite anguishing sometimes, especially in an infamous heterografting operation scene, working… More
Graham Jones
A horror classic that is still shocking today.
Spencer S.
This is probably the earliest representation of gruesome horror on film, evident from the subject matter, the creepy visual effect of Christiane wearing her… More
Sophie Burgess
A fantastic film with an original narrative and great performances from all the cast. I didn't expect too much but it really did justice to this era of… More
Alex roy
Brilliant and stunning Foreign Horror film brilliantly directed by Georges Franju, Eyes Without a Face is a unique film in the genre. Beautifully filmed an… More
Lanning : )
Roger Ebert, please calm down. With apologies to Misael and XTC: <p> Excruciating -- <p> and I don't mean that in a good way. Walter, I… More

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