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Gin gwai (The Eye) Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 5, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Made me jump a bunch of times, and seriously creeped me out at least three times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
This is a movie with serious intent, a mature, wordy thriller with naturalistic (if somewhat naive) performances and aspirations to poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 21, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 21, 2003
Though perhaps not the greatest thing since sliced eyeballs, The Eye is definitely worth a look, or even a double-take.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 26, 2003
| Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 21, 2003
The Pang Brothers rely on mixing reality with hokum to make their tale more strange than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
October 16, 2003
Here's the movie The Sixth Sense should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 10, 2003
A modest pleasure for aficionados of chillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 6, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jovanka Vuckovic
Rue Morgue Magazine
September 4, 2003
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.
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 26, 2003
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
Eric D. Snider
August 23, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 22, 2003
It's not afraid to broach some deeper questions about the meaning of death, predestination and social and personal responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 22, 2003
Until it loses its head in the final reel, [this] is a cool supernatural thriller that subtly mixes Western style and Eastern mysticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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AV Club
October 18, 2008
Harvey S. Karten
October 18, 2008
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 18, 2008

Screen International
February 6, 2008
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
February 5, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
February 7, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
David Sanjek
July 2, 2003
Peter Bradshaw
October 2, 2002
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