The Eye of the Storm
The Eye of the Storm (2012)

In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a powerful force on… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Guy Lodge
Time Out

Has taken almost two years to reach the UK; you'd be forgiven for thinking it was far longer, given its sub-Joseph Losey pretensions and doily-like styling.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Too often the film's moods switch unsuccessfully between the abruptly serious and the broadly bizarre.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

It's beautifully cast, deliciously well-acted and wickedly funny at times.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Sometimes a feast of acting isn't enough.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rush and Davis are two of the best actors in the business, and their brittle gamesmanship and rue holds the screen. But the film is disappointingly lackluster -- a mild squall instead of a storm.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

The film circles (slowly, like an overfed vulture) around the protracted death of a savage matriarch played, with no concessions to subtlety, by Charlotte Rampling.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A brilliantly acted semi-dud.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It all feels like a whittled-down miniseries.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's a chilly, cruel film about characters that are difficult to like or warm to, and it obviously means a great deal to a country that for so long rejected its greatest writer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
'The Eye of the Storm'. Three brilliant central performances and a 2nd to final, climactic act that was perfect!
The Movie Waffler
Rich matriarch Elizabeth (Rampling) finds herself living out her final days in the hands of two nurses and a devoted Jewish cook. Sniffing out their impending… More