Eureka

Follow
Released 1983

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

0.0
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Nicolas Roeg
Released:
1983
Rating:
R
Eureka, released in 1983, follows an Arctic gold prospector, Jack McCann (Gene Hackman), who discovers a massive gold deposit in 1925. He has searched for fifteen years, all alone. The film picks up years later in 1945, where Jack is living a luxurious lifestyle on a private Caribbean island, but is terribly unhappy. He is surrounded by his alcoholic and dissatisfied wife, Helen (Jane Lapotaire), and his beloved and stubborn daughter, Tracy (Theresa Russell), who has married herself to a cheating, overly ambitious jerk. At the same time, Jack and his island have attracted the unwanted attentions of the Mafia, who attempt to persuade him to allow a casino at his home. Directed by Nicolas Roeg, this film is based on the actual murder of Sir Harry Oakes, a philanthropist and gold prospector discovered dead in his home in the Bahamas in 1943. Though there are many theories on who committed the crime, there has been no murderer found.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    To watch this film, in short, can be a transforming experience.

  • 90

    Variety

    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.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Eureka never comes to life. -- In pursuing its aesthetic agenda so single-mindedly, the movie leaves the characters behind in the muck.

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Watch the Full Movie Online

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Drama

    Themes

    80s, Mobsters, Crime, Legal