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Red Eye Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
While not particularly original, Red Eye is immensely entertaining and a fine example of the classic suspense-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Sobczynski
March 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
Works extremely well as a fast-paced adrenaline rush, but not so well as an allegory on today's government and security issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 18, 2008
Quick but satisfying.
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
February 18, 2007
Terrific casting can work wonders for a movie. If the stars are good enough, logic gaps as deep as the Marianas Trench disappear in the performers' glow.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 3, 2006
The psychological mind-games are played to the hilt, the pressurised cabin air increases the edge-of-the-seat tension and the 85-minute flight time is gratifyingly short.

Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006
Not the most sophisticated psychological thriller, yet slick fun deftly handled by Craven and his leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Just when you thought that Wes Craven was washed-up, back up he comes like one of the killers in his films, teeth bared and meat cleaver grasped firmly in hand.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
Strictly B-grade fare, but it has a playful wit and enough genuine tension to make it worth your time and money.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
If constructing a thriller could be likened to building a house, then Wes Craven's Red Eye is a perfect piece of architecture: It's clean-lined and soundly structured, without a foot of wasted space or any materials left unused.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 10, 2005
Craven serves up a giddy and taut psychological thriller that will have audiences proudly reaching for their assigned barf bags.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
September 10, 2005
The problem is that this film has nothing particularly new and original to make it stand out from the thrillers like, for example, Larry Cohen writes.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 7, 2005
I'm not claiming masterpiece stature for Red Eye, just a solid professionalism in the acting, writing and direction that seems inextricably related to the modesty of its intentions.
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David Denby
New Yorker
September 6, 2005
The movie turns into a complicated duel that depends on precise observation of physical detail and moment-by-moment continuity so closely calibrated that it's impossible to find a wasted shot or an exaggerated emotion.
Joe Utichi
September 4, 2005
Craven is back on fine form with Red Eye - easily one of the finest suspense thrillers of the year.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
September 3, 2005
Craven's direction is brisk and efficient - he packs in fights, chase scenes, suspense sequences and explosions and still manages to wrap up the movie in just over 80 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
September 3, 2005
A classy thriller that scoots along at breakneck speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sydney Morning Herald
September 2, 2005
Rare these days is the thriller that takes its time, allowing us to get comfortable with the characters before starting the chase or inducing the shocks.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 1, 2005
No screen fatigue here. Red Eye is a lean, focused work that concentrates much of its claustrophobic terror within the not-so-friendly skies.
| Original Score: B+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
A taut, terrific thriller
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
August 22, 2005
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2005
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