It's the kind of film that could mean more to people after they've left the theater and thought about it awhile. full review
There is little charm in the coupling and almost no erotic intimacy, just a series of nerve-racking conversational collisions. full review
The disappointment I felt at the end of Eternal Sunshine was almost crushing, simply because there were sections of it that were as daring in their emotional directness as anything I've seen in years. full review
Neither wholly cynical nor wholly romantic, Kaufman's story is a balance of smarts and sentiment. full review
Gets it more than right by stripping the science down to its laptop basics -- it's a 'simple' memory-erasing process -- and by putting greater emphasis on the humanity behind the diodes. full review
This is the best movie I've seen in a decade. For once it's no hyperbole to say, 'Unforgettable!' full review
The thinking is shallow. The emotions are tepid. But the creativity is dazzling. full review
Carrey is essentially the straight man, yet he's rarely been funnier. And Winslet is perfect as the model of an unstable woman who's bad news but irresistible. full review
A happy collision of cutting-edge writer, stars up for a challenge and a director with a taste for the symbolic. full review
Gondry still lags behind Jonze in rendering cohesive stories and human connection from Kaufman's adventures in self-analysis. full review
Audacious, thought-provoking and ruefully funny.
A masterpiece? Probably. Ingenious? Absolutely! Unforgettable? I'll see you at the 10th-year anniversary. full review
This mind-bender is both funny and touchingly romantic. full review
The twists here are the rare sort that seem both narratively surprising and emotionally engaging, particularly the one that boxes us into this interrogative corner. full review
Dizzying, dazzling, smart and, most importantly, honestly struggling with the variables of love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a mesmerizing mind game that still manages to find perfect pitch while pulling heartstrings.
The effort can fascinate, even if the result doesn't always match.