Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes)
Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) (2006)

Spanish actress/author/filmmaker Icíar Bollaín writes and directs the family drama Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes), co-written by Alicia Luna. Pilar (Laia Marull) leaves her abusive husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), during the middle of winter… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Graced with effective performances, Take My Eyes compellingly explores the subject of domestic abuse while avoiding simplistic characterizations.

San Francisco Chronicle

A mesmerizing and deeply disturbing film from Spain.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What makes the movie fascinating is that it doesn't settle for a soap opera resolution to this story, with Pilar as the victim, Antonio as the villain, and evil vanquished. It digs deeper and more painfully.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Domestic abuse has been portrayed on film before but never with this much complexity.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Approaching potentially unpleasant subject matter with humor, intelligence and deep compassion for its flawed yet infinitely human characters, Take My Eyes is almost certain to rank as one of the year's best films.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Though deceptively straightforward in its exploration of the causes and effects of domestic abuse, Take My Eyes benefits from the grubby verisimilitude Bollaín brings to his material, which otherwise might have lapsed into movie-of-the-week superficiality

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Every element of the production is well-crafted. Take My Eyes is highly recommended.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

An extraordinarily truthful and piercing drama about spousal abuse.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This tale of domestic abuse breaks little new stylistic or psychological ground, but it is a searing, well-acted drama that should strike universal chords.

Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Actors Laia Marull and Luis Tosar explore the intricate details of a relationship based on the laws of attraction and repulsion, in which the intellect is repeatedly devastated by primal passion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A fantastic drama that shows the difficulties and pure cruelty of domestic violence, without ever becoming outlandish. Marull plays a woman that flees, with her… More
Daisy Maduro
Sure there were films dealing with domestic violence, but this one was so intense. This is something that had been happening quite often everywhere, in every… More
Eduardo C
This film took the top prize at a local film festival here (the same one where I saw "Las Horas del Día") so I was very surprised, having finally seen… More

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