Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/25/2014
This was Stanley Kubrick last film and boy didn't he end with a bang.
The story is about a New York doctor takes a trip to a seedy, decadent and dark part of life after his wife admits she almost cheated on him.
When this movie first came out most of the viewing auditions thought to themselves "What the hell was all that about?". Even I thought that at the first, until I sawed it again for the second time and got a lot out of it not like the first time viewing it.
The cinematography in this movie was so haunting and so clean till the point where I couldn't get my eyes of the screen. The acting from Tome Cruise and Nicole Kidman wasn't just great but freaking fascistic. The writing in this film was some of the best writing I've seen in years.The directing in this movie from …
memento_mori - wrote on 09/10/2013
I guess you could say that audiences have their eyes wide shut (*BADUM TSS*) to the brilliance of one of this director's best works.
Stanley Kubrick was an odd man, everyone could testify to that. He made unorthodox directing decisions, created very polarizing atmospheres and amazed filmgoers and critics throughout the ages. But, when his last film to date was released after his death, the reaction was very two-sided.
This film is regarded as one of those 'love it or hate it' type of movies. There's no in-between, you understand it or you don't. Although not his best, I think it is one of Kubrick's best and indisputably his most overlooked work.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (a married acting couple at the time) portray two very different characters bonded by the succession of love …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/10/2012
An upper middle class professional couple in New York argue leading to the husband seeking a night of revenge driven sexual encounters at the thought of his wife's sexual fantasies with another man. Stanley Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut is a film I desperately wanted to like but like the A.I. project, which I still refuse to believe he instigated in its present form, it seems bafflingly bland and pointless. For a start, did Kubrick sit through Far And Away and think to himself "Eureka! That's the onscreen chemistry I was looking for!"?! Aside from some mindly intriguing gender political mind games, all you have here is Cruise wandering around New York encountering one deeply unlikely situation after another culminating in a ridiculously affected pseudo orgy and a total non-mystery. …
Jacob Zembower - wrote on 06/06/2011
You can't resist Eyes Wide Shut, you've got to let it wash over you. You need to zone out to it, it practically begs you to. It seduces you into a dream state, an almost mesmerized sedation, that only David Lynch could rival. But this is very much Kubrick's film. It's still curiously distant, the sets are obsessively- yet stunningly- constructed, the sets are beautifully complex, with each shot beautifully composed. Everything is controlled here, but there is a thick mystery which permeates every frame. Not to mention the strong performances from Cruise and Kidman, who is particularly beautiful here. The fate of their real marriage makes the final exposition even more mysterious. Not only did this final scene reflect the finale of one of the most historical film directors shrouded …