Eye for an Eye 1996

Eye for an Eye

Critics Consensus

Overwrought, thinly written, and all-around unpleasant, Eye for an Eye crudely exploits every parent's nightmare with deeply offensive results.

8%

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55%

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Harried working mom Karen McCann (Sally Field) is stuck in traffic, talking on the phone to her teenage daughter at home, when she hears an intruder break into the house and murder her child. Although the killer (Kiefer Sutherland) is arrested, a legal technicality leads to his release. Despite the best efforts of her patient husband (Ed Harris), a sympathetic police detective (Joe Mantegna) and a victims'-rights counselor (Charlayne Woodard), Karen becomes obsessed with taking revenge.

Cast & Crew

Sally Field
Karen McCann
Ed Harris
Mack McCann
Joe Mantegna
Det. Sgt. Denillo
Charlayne Woodard
Angel Kosinsky
Olivia Burnette
Julie McCann
Alexandra Kyle
Megan McCann
Erika Holzer
Writer
Amir Mokri
Cinematographer
Peter Honess
Film Editor
Stephen Hendrickson
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Critic Reviews for Eye for an Eye

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (35)

Audience Reviews for Eye for an Eye

  • Oct 31, 2014
    Outdated & by all means an avoidable flick.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Oct 10, 2012
    Decent, but flawed thriller, Eye for an Eye could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The script has a good idea for a plot, but it definitely could have used a few rewrites because the finished the film seems to struggle in delivering great thrills. There things that I liked about the film, but overall I felt that the film had too much wasted potential on-screen. Kiefer Sutherland is a great villain in the film, and his performance makes the film worth watching despite its flaws. Director John Schlesinger could have done a bit better and considering that this is a revenge thriller, the way the film could have ended up could have turned out so much better if the script was better written, and some parts would have been rewritten. Eye for an Eye is a prime example of a decent flick that could have been much better, but ended up of falling flat of its mark. This is not a bad film, but it could have been so much better. The strength of the film lies in Sutherland's performance. As a whole this is an entertaining flick that I liked somewhat, but I did feel that it could have been much better than what it turned out to be. If you want a mindless, somewhat predictable thriller, then give this film a shot. However keep your expectations low on this one as it doesn't try to do anything creative to elevate the boundaries of the genre. Enjoyable, but flawed, Eye for an Eye is the type of film that you watch on a rainy night when there's nothing else better to do.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2009
    Very good pic that is one of the few movies that Keifer Sutherland did playing the villain. I for one are so used to him portraying the hero, eg. Jack Bauer in 24. Its nice occasionally to see him change it up and he does it extremly well here as well. Good performances all around expecially Sally Field.
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2008
    great movie,Kiefer and Sally were great in it awesome ending!
    Daryl . Super Reviewer

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