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About the Movie
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star as a married couple entangled in an intricate web of jealousy and sexual obsession in Stanley Kubrick's final cinematic offering. At a Christmas party hosted by wealthy, unconventional Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack), provocative advances and innocent flirtations arouse suspicion as high-society physician Dr. William Harford (Cruise) and his sexy wife, Alice (Kidman) watch each other from a distance. Alone later, this seemingly perfect couple confront their intimate sexual fantasies--which don't include each other. Caught between reality and illusion, jealousy and obsession, William struggles with his inner urges. Will he act on his erotic fantasies or keep them hidden deep inside? Sometimes a man can see more clearly with his Eyes Wide Shut.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 148
- Fresh: 110
- Rotten: 38
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There is in Cruise a kind of passionate watchfulness and in Kidman a desperate and touching candor, and they keep drawing us past the narrative's improbabilities to its human heart.
Fresh: A riveting, thematically probing, richly atmospheric and just occasionally troublesome work, a deeply inquisitive consideration of the extent of trust and mutual knowledge possible between a man and a woman.
Fresh: This is finally a film that is better at mood than substance, that has its strongest hold on you when it's making the least amount of sense.
Rotten: At least Fellini pulled out the stops from the first minute when he wanted to get surreal. Here, realism fades into surrealism, then into outright foolishness. Morbidly paced foolishness.
i got this thinking it would interesting, but by the end of it I finally realized that it was just plain sick and worse--boring. It was not a satisfying movie to watch. It made me want to go take a shower afterwards to get off all the grime it left in my head... not worth the money or time.
possibly Kubrick's greatest film
A good movie; not great, not bad, but good.
Kubrick's final film is arguably one of his most controversial. It is a look into the depths of sleaze that one man can get into in just a single night. It's a very, VERY slow film, which is my main problem with it, but it is an interesting film in what it captures and the stylistic choices Kubrick has made. Not a film for everyone by ANY means, but if you are interested in the work of Stanley Kubrick, I would definitely recommend this film. Not his greatest, but not a horrible film either.