Gin gwai (The Eye) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
September 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 20, 2003
This is the kind of movie you happen across on TV, and linger to watch out of curiosity, but its inspired moments serve only to point out how routine, and occasionally how slow and wordy, the rest of it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
June 12, 2003
Wildly hyped horror import is easy to look at but doesn't truly terrify, despite the invention of the directing Pang brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 8, 2003
If you can picture a horror movie made by the producers of Touched by an Angel, you have an idea of The Eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Filmcritic.com
May 22, 2003
It's disappointing to find the film's most deliciously terrifying surprise occurs during the film's opening credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
September 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 6, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
June 13, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
June 5, 2003
The usual hokum, jazzed up with more flash than it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 13, 2003
Like the horror-flick hacks who infest Hollywood like termites, the Pangs don't build suspense, they assault the senses with twitchy photography and Danny's editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
July 25, 2003
It's a definite display of talent, but without enough thematic richness to get deeply under our skins.
| Original Score: C+
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 14, 2003
Starts out with a promising idea, makes hesitant steps toward doing something original with it, and runs pell-mell into the safety of horror movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 5, 2004
The Eye is a haphazardly constructed horror movie based on a premise that the Thailand-based brothers couldn't figure out an ending for.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
July 8, 2003
The Coens have often been accused of coldness toward their characters, but the verve and wit of their films reveal genuine compassion and heart. Based on the evidence of this film, the Pangs aren't quite there yet.
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
May 12, 2003
Competently written, directed, and acted, but feels far too familiar to really deliver up anything beyond a few scattered moments of scare power
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 16, 2003
The film is elegantly composed and offers the occasional fright but its minimalism is as calculated as its story is annoyingly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 5, 2003
If you're looking for a scary summer movie, keep searching. Or wait for the remake: Tom Cruise has bought the rights.
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 18, 2008
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 2, 2002
David Sanjek
PopMatters
July 2, 2003
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
February 5, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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Time Out
January 26, 2006

Screen International
February 6, 2008
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AV Club
October 18, 2008

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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