Reflections in a Golden Eye
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Marlon Brando appears as Major Weldon Penderton, a sexually confused army officer stationed at a Georgia military base in the late 40s. When his wife begins to stray, his lust turns to a young male soldier.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 11, 1967
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

All that remains praiseworthy is the film's extraordinary photographic technique.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

All in all, a superbly controlled exercise in the malevolent torments of despair.

Empire Magazine

Brando gives perhaps his worst ever screen performance, not counting Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Either you like this movie a lot or you run screaming for the exit; I find it rough going.

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Adam Lippe

Director John Huston is very careful not to share any beauty with us, there's one stunning shot of swirling dust, accentuated by the golden hue, but it's far off in the distance. If the characters can't have pleasure, neither should we.

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Don Willmott

peak Taylor, La Liz in all her glorious pulchritude

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Variety Staff

A pretentious melodrama.

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TV Guide

A weird picture based on a slim novel by Carson McCullers, this movie fails to engender any sympathy or interest due to several miscalculations.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Unintentional silliness, intentional simpering, awkward movement and mega-name miscasting abound in this 1967 John Huston film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Reflections in a Golden Eye" was recognized by John Huston himself as his most important film of his late period along with "The Man who would be a… More
Alec Barniskis
Its a pretentious mess. Huston's stylistic choices force the obvious metaphor down the audience's throats while simultaneous confusing them with… More
Stefanie C
Square pegs do not fit into round holes. Disregard the critical reviews on this one, especially if you enjoy Southern gothic dysfunction.
Mike T.
Ultimately, this movie doesn't accomplish what it should accomplish. This is partially because it was constrained by censorship, but also because there are… More
Michael Gildea
Considering the talent involved (Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor directed by John Huston?) Reflections in a Golden Eye is a colossal waste of anything you… More