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Eagle Eye (2008)

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26

Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 179
Fresh: 47 | Rotten: 132

Eagle Eye is a preposterously plotted thriller that borrows heavily from other superior films.

20

Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 33

Eagle Eye is a preposterously plotted thriller that borrows heavily from other superior films.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan star in Disturbia director D.J. Caruso's race-against-time thriller concerning two strangers thrust together by a mysterious telephone call, and their frantic efforts to discover why they have inexplicably become the nation's most wanted fugitives. Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) were complete strangers at the beginning of the day, but that changed the instant a strange woman called to threaten both their lives and the lives of their loved

Dec 27, 2008

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All Critics (181) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (132) | DVD (23)

A warning about the threat in our own backyard -- but as often is the case with Hollywood blockbusters, the warning comes across more like fear-mongering than constructive social criticism. Personally, I prefer my cinema sans mongering.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Film.com
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It's going to make you want to take the batteries out of your cell phone.

November 5, 2008 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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An intelligent nail biter.

November 5, 2008 Full Review Source: At the Movies | Comments (2)
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What's galling about Eagle Eye is that it could easily have been an entertaining film without constantly yielding to the impulse to blow stuff up.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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To call Eagle Eye derivative is an understatement; the greater sin is how snoozy this Spielberg-produced anxiety drama feels, even with all sorts of objects flying toward your head.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Did everyone involved in this botched thriller OD on speed?

October 18, 2008 | Comment (1)
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As the film drags on, there are several nauseatingly dogmatic moments that make you feel like you're trapped in some kind of uber-liberal rally.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Eagle Eye isn't awful, just trite ... it suffers from the same problem most high concept films have; it's all smoke, but no fire.

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

The trouble with Shia? He's no Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, or Cary Grant. And as for Caruso, well, Brian De Palma can rest easy.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Everything's chopped up into those woozy, bite-size snippets of flashing lights and spinning tires, thrown into a blender and then regurgitated on screen.

December 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-Union

Eagle Eye is a totally derivative, unoriginal techno-thriller, cribbing scenes and ideas from better films. ... But it's also thoroughly entertaining.

August 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Times
Washington Times

...one could certainly do far worse as far as movies of this ilk go.

March 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

This is nobody's idea of an intelligent political thriller (or satire), but it is an orgy for the senses.

January 6, 2009 Full Review Source: DVD Review
DVD Review

So colossally ridiculous (and transparently derivative) that willing suspension of disbelief is a fool's errand. [Blu-ray]

December 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Attempting to tap into the public's collective fears and suspicions comes D.J. Caruso's preposterous Eagle Eye, an action film with plenty of thrills but I have no idea what alternate reality it's set in.

December 30, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Views

What, you can't relate to someone being controlled by an omniscient machine?

December 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

...one long, hyperkinetic chase, with the audience wondering what in the heck is happening.

December 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Lowest-common-denominator filmmaking at its most discouraging, with makers who believe moviegoers too stupid to think, so instead opt for constant adrenal gland stimulation.

December 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Pay heed to the movie's warning: Technological advancements might indeed become a concern in the future, especially if they allow for greater mass production of duds like this one.

November 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

The cast is not the problem. They are are merely pawns in this cluttered, Ritalin-infused action film that stretches plausibility so often that it would be more accurately described as science fiction.

November 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Eagle Eye occupies a treacherous middle ground. It isn't credible enough to work as a thriller and isn't ridiculous enough to work as a spoof.

November 12, 2008 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The morons going to Eagle Eye are the ones who would most benefit from its message in spoon-fed form.

November 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

mplekei homage Kubrick kai (alimono) Spielberg me retalia Tony Scott se asmileyto stilaki Michael Bay (stise 5 kameres, peta amaksia deksia ki aristera, traba ta ola, rih' ta sti montaziera, ki opoios bgalei noima, magkia toy), kynigontas intrigkadoriko p

November 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
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Audience Reviews for Eagle Eye

You don't have to be 'Eagle eyed' to be able to spot all of the massive plot-holes and mistakes in this action-thriller stinker. For a film where the tiny details are vitally important and integral to the story, you'd think the makers would reflect that in their own work. The overall idea is OK and could have been great in the right hands but is ultimately ruined by the fact that action took over logic - and the action isn't even all that good. Oh, and it's got Shia LaBeouf in it too, do you need anymore reason than that to hate it? I know people will say not to over think it and to enjoy it for what it is but actually the film pretended to be intelligent and requested that I treat it accordingly, thus insulting me when it turned out to be absolute dribble. Watch Source Code instead if you haven't already!
January 13, 2012
SirPant

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EAGLE EYE is truly awful, always boring, and worse-than-tedious to call a legal thriller. It is unintentionally funny, stupid, and absolutely ridiculous.
August 8, 2011
spielberg00

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Seriously great. I loved the action and the mystery and everything.
July 2, 2011
CreedsDelight

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    1. Jerry Shaw: You think I'm a terrorist?
    – Submitted by Ali K (3 years ago)
    1. Jerry Shaw: Potus Triple-One.
    – Submitted by James W (3 years ago)
    1. Agent Thomas Morgan: If you're staring at me, it better be because I'm the suspect. If not, get back to work or I swear you're all demoted to something that involves touching shit with your hands!
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
    1. Jerry Shaw: You know you got the wrong guy right?
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
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