Red Eye Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
While not particularly original, Red Eye is immensely entertaining and a fine example of the classic suspense-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
Works extremely well as a fast-paced adrenaline rush, but not so well as an allegory on today's government and security issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 18, 2008
Quick but satisfying.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 13, 2007
Hitchcock, of course, got lots of mileage out of just such absurd plots. But Wes Craven, whatever other strengths he has, isn't Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 6, 2007
this mid-air thriller sees the director not so much soaring to the heavens as merely coasting along on auto-pilot.
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
February 18, 2007
Terrific casting can work wonders for a movie. If the stars are good enough, logic gaps as deep as the Marianas Trench disappear in the performers' glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
Fans of the thriller genre will probably be scared and entertained, but seeing Red Eye is more like watching a good television show than a good movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 3, 2006
The psychological mind-games are played to the hilt, the pressurised cabin air increases the edge-of-the-seat tension and the 85-minute flight time is gratifyingly short.
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 7, 2006
This is a screenplay so unbelievably bad that not even two very fine young actors and a director known for his knack for suspense can salvage it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006
Not the most sophisticated psychological thriller, yet slick fun deftly handled by Craven and his leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Just when you thought that Wes Craven was washed-up, back up he comes like one of the killers in his films, teeth bared and meat cleaver grasped firmly in hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
Strictly B-grade fare, but it has a playful wit and enough genuine tension to make it worth your time and money.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
September 29, 2005
Disbelief is never suspended by this silly waste of decent talent
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
If constructing a thriller could be likened to building a house, then Wes Craven's Red Eye is a perfect piece of architecture: It's clean-lined and soundly structured, without a foot of wasted space or any materials left unused.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 10, 2005
Craven serves up a giddy and taut psychological thriller that will have audiences proudly reaching for their assigned barf bags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 10, 2005
The problem is that this film has nothing particularly new and original to make it stand out from the thrillers like, for example, Larry Cohen writes.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 8, 2005
Poderia ser um bom filme produzido para a tevê. Como esforço para Cinema, no entanto, é apenas mediano.
| Original Score: 2/5

Orlando Weekly
September 8, 2005
It's all too big and too self-conscious, culminating in a third-act chase that makes one preposterous move after another.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 7, 2005
I'm not claiming masterpiece stature for Red Eye, just a solid professionalism in the acting, writing and direction that seems inextricably related to the modesty of its intentions.
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David Denby
New Yorker
September 6, 2005
The movie turns into a complicated duel that depends on precise observation of physical detail and moment-by-moment continuity so closely calibrated that it's impossible to find a wasted shot or an exaggerated emotion.
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