Eyes of Laura Mars

Eyes of Laura Mars

Eyes of Laura Mars

Faye Dunaway is a famous fashion photographer who can see through the eyes of a killer in this mystery thriller penned by John Carpenter (Halloween).

The visions start coming closer to home as her female friends are butchered and their copies of her work vandalised. Good-looking cop Neville (Tommy Lee Jones) argues that her art is responsible, but nonetheless starts an affair with her. Hints are dropped that the killer might be someone close to her, like obsessive ex-con driver Tommy (Brad Dourif, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) or her possessive ex-husband Michael (Raul Julia, The Addams Family).

1978Rating: R16104 minsUSA
MysteryThriller
Director:
Irvin Kershner ('Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back', 'Never Say Never Again', 'RoboCop 2')
Writer:
John CarpenterDavid Zelag Goodman
Cast:
Faye DunawayTommy Lee JonesBrad DourifRene AuberjonoisRaul JuliaFrank AdonisLisa TaylorDarlanne Fluegel

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Eyes of Laura Mars is a very stylish thriller [from a story by John Carpenter] in search of a better ending.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

... you find yourself chewing over "Laura Mars" after the lights come up. Unfortunately, it's the kind of chew that leaves your jaw feeling tired and your mouth tasting sour.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's the cleverness of "Eyes of Laura Mars" that counts, cleverness that manifests itself in superlative casting, drily controlled direction from Irvin Kershner, and spectacular settings...

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Vogueish tripe."Eyes of Laura Mars" tries to say Serious Things about fashion photography, corruption in advertising, and the violence in our society. It does not succeed, but it tries.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Too glossy to evoke real sexual tension or, more crucially in this genre, fear, Laura Mars suffers from the overcomplication of something so simple as serial killing.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Eyes of Laura Mars is a very stylish thriller [from a story by John Carpenter] in search of a better ending.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

... you find yourself chewing over "Laura Mars" after the lights come up. Unfortunately, it's the kind of chew that leaves your jaw feeling tired and your mouth tasting sour.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's the cleverness of "Eyes of Laura Mars" that counts, cleverness that manifests itself in superlative casting, drily controlled direction from Irvin Kershner, and spectacular settings...

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Vogueish tripe."Eyes of Laura Mars" tries to say Serious Things about fashion photography, corruption in advertising, and the violence in our society. It does not succeed, but it tries.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Too glossy to evoke real sexual tension or, more crucially in this genre, fear, Laura Mars suffers from the overcomplication of something so simple as serial killing.

2.0

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