An Eye for an Eye (1981)





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Movie Info

This martial-arts offering casts Chuck Norris as an ex-cop who vows revenge on the drug cartel who killed his partner.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: William Gray Espy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2001



as Sean Kane

as Morgan Canfield

as Capt. Stevens

as Tom McCoy

as James Chan

as Heather Sullivan

as Linda Chan

as Nicky La Belle

as Davie Pierce

as Montoya

as Ambler

as Cab Driver

as Tow Truck Dude

as Truck Driver

as VW Driver

as Parlor Manager

as Man on Walkie-talkie

as Proprietor

as Shop Owner

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Officer Ed

as Watcher

as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for An Eye for an Eye

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The surrounding cast makes An Eye For An Eye worth watching, and the frequent action scenes make it easy to look past Norris' cardboard-y dramatic acting.

Full Review… | July 8, 2015
Under the Radar

Audience Reviews for An Eye for an Eye

This is one of those 70s/80s cop drama/action flicks with a far-fetched storyline....and I enjoyed it very much. My only complaint was the middle portion of the film where the was little action to be had and spent a lot more time fleshing out the plot. I still recommend it for a fun action movie though.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


Better than Chuck Norris' late 1970s movies. The dialogues between his character and Mako's are delightful and the settings and cast are better than usual, as is the story. Norris is no coward to fight against Christopher Lee's gangster without any weapons, only his tough fists and kicks.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The acting isn't the best, especially Mako's performance is really awful, but it has some decent action. Apart from the Chuck Norris's fumble, some of the fight scenes are very good, especially those fights near the end. The story is very simple, but it has good atmosphere, so it never bores.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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