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...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Made me jump a bunch of times, and seriously creeped me out at least three times.
| Original Score: 4/5
Sure, the "I see dead people" plot is a bit worn out, but there's enough mood and spookiness to make for a fun MM flick.
| Original Score: B-
| Original Score: 3/5
This is a movie with serious intent, a mature, wordy thriller with naturalistic (if somewhat naive) performances and aspirations to poetry.
The Eye rises above your standard cursed-body-part fare--like The Hand, for instance--by exploring predestination, alienation, and the redeeming power of forgiveness.
| Original Score: 3/4
With its spooky first-person rendering of Mun's experience -- blurred, tentative, disoriented -- The Eye creates a world of constant and imminent upheaval.
Though perhaps not the greatest thing since sliced eyeballs, The Eye is definitely worth a look, or even a double-take.
| Original Score: B+
The Pang Brothers rely on mixing reality with hokum to make their tale more strange than scary.
Here's the movie The Sixth Sense should have been.
A modest pleasure for aficionados of chillers.
The Eye is not terribly original, but it is assured and engrossing, with some deliciously chilling scares and a subtle, compelling performance by Lee Sin-je.
The Eye is definitely a triumph of style over substance but, nevertheless, it's been far too long since I've been genuinely spooked by a horror film.
One thing 'The Eye' teaches us is that a 15-floor elevator ride really seems to take a long time when there's a ghost standing in the corner.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's creepy and forbidding, the way good thrillers are. I suspect it would not hold up to multiple viewings, but it's a kick one time through, anyway.
| Original Score: B
It's not afraid to broach some deeper questions about the meaning of death, predestination and social and personal responsibility.
Until it loses its head in the final reel, [this] is a cool supernatural thriller that subtly mixes Western style and Eastern mysticism.