Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    One of the year's best films, and certainly its most challenging so far: At more than three hours, watching it is less like consuming entertainment and more like living.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Quiet, powerful, contemplative, respectful of stillness, Eureka is the first film this year in which there is obvious greatness.
  3. Aoyama's monochrome images are filled with a simple shadowy beauty and his scenes are rich in tender sensitivity and empathy.
  4. Understated acting and brilliant use of wide-screen black-and-white cinematography.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Builds steadily through a series of masterfully orchestrated modulations to a final act without shattering revelations or lofty dramatic peaks but with a quiet, formidable power.
  6. 90
    A film of rare tenderness and mystery.
  7. To watch this film, in short, can be a transforming experience.
  8. Wrenching performances and painstaking visual and thematic compositions.
  9. Slow -- sometimes maddeningly, soporifically so.

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