Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002)

Gin gwai (The Eye)



Critic Consensus: Conventional ghost tale with a few genuine scares.

Movie Info

Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun, the sibling writing and directing team who scored international acclaim with the Hong Kong crime thriller Bangkok Dangerous follow up their success with a visually stylish horror story. Mun (Lee Sin-Je) is a 20-year-old woman who lost her sight at the age of two. A team of doctors has some good news for Mun -- a new cornea transplant operation could restore her sight, and Mun eagerly submits to surgery. The operation is a success, but Mun begins suffering from … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Jo Jo Hui Yuet Chun, Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui, Oxide Pang, Danny Pang, Jojo Hui
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 2003
Box Office: $0.3M
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Critic Reviews for Gin gwai (The Eye)

All Critics (117) | Top Critics (34)

With its spooky first-person rendering of Mun's experience -- blurred, tentative, disoriented -- The Eye creates a world of constant and imminent upheaval.

Full Review… | November 21, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Though perhaps not the greatest thing since sliced eyeballs, The Eye is definitely worth a look, or even a double-take.

Full Review… | November 21, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Is it a horror, a thriller, a tragedy, a disaster pic, or a romance? It's never really sure, but either way it limps along through various dips into different genres and often times is scrambled and confused...

Full Review… | July 5, 2008
Cinema Crazed

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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
Movies for the Masses

Fans of the genre may still find the film as creepy and scary as it is intended to be, although it relies for so much of its scare-power on sudden bursts of flame accompanied by fearsome noise, or the appearance of ghostly death figures

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Urban Cinefile

'The Eye' could be worth seeing as a matinee or rental.

| February 9, 2008
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Gin gwai (The Eye)


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Directors Cat

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Supernatural thriller featuring the beautiful and talented Angelica Lee. The concepts aren't exactly original but the approach is fresh and effectively frightening.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


The Eye is terrific horror film. I've really dipped into the whole Asian horror films, but I have managed to see a few films.As a horror fan, I was stunned and how good this was. I love the Asian flair in creating atmospheric, and tense horror. Thats really the key in creating a good horror yarn, the atmosphere. If you don't have that in your film, well you're pretty much screwed. The Eye directed by The Pang Brothers is a well executed horror film that has plenty of jolts to creep out the viewer. You have to give Asians props for creating tense, atmospheric horror. They are rewriting the horror rule book, and creating several memorable horror films along the way. However the American market is bent on remaking all of them, to very mediocre results. The Eye recounts the story a girl who lost her eyesight atr a young age, and she gets a new pair of eyes from a doner. After the operation, she starts seeing ghostly figures with her new eyes. A horrifying tale, The Eye will keep you on the edge of your seat and creep you out till the very end. The Pang Brothers have made a terrific film and it delivers genuine scares. If you love this, stay away from the remake that film is terrible like with every other Asian horror remake. The original The Eye will never be surpassed and is one of the most original, and thrilling Asian horror films in many years.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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