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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    89

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Watching Eternal Sunshine, you don't just watch a love story -- you fall in love with what love really is.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    One of those rare collaborations that artists dream of, and that film lovers crave.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Not only (Kaufman's) most accessible and romantic screenplay, it's his most complete. The third act works like a charm and pulls all his themes, characters and conflicts together beautifully.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It is by turns comic, dark and surprisingly tender. If one must reduce it to simple description, call it a love story with a twist. Or a twisted love story.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 17 & under

Imaginative, loopy romance is for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has extremely strong language and very explicit sexual references and situations. Characters drink and smoke cigarettes and marijuana.

  • Families can talk about which memories they might think about erasing and which ones they will always make sure to keep. They might also like to look up the meaning of the word "Lacuna," talk about some of their favorite quotations and read some of the brilliant poetry of Alexander Pope.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not applicable

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Characters in some peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Very explicit sexual references and situations.

  • language false5

    Language: Extremely strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, and drug use.

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