The Eye Of The Storm Review

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Dying but still formidable, Sydney matriarch Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) gathers her grown-up children (Rush, Davis) and her considerable retinue to go out with typical fanfare. Game-playing ensues...


Exemplary performances and striking production values atone for the occasional narrative lapse in this engaging adaptation of Nobel prize-winner Patrick White’s novel about the impecunious children of a dying Sydney socialite getting a mixed reception on their overdue return home.

Six Degrees of Separation director Fred Schepisi strives effectively to mine the gold in Patrick White's social study. Top notch performances from the stellar cast help him nail the book's citric tone.