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With solid performances and tight direction from Wes Craven, Red Eye is a brisk, economic thriller. Read critic reviews

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In the wake of her grandmother's funeral, hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) is waiting to fly back home when she meets charming Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) at check-in. She thinks it luck that they're seated together on the plane, but soon learns otherwise. Jackson hopes to assassinate the head of Homeland Security, but to do so, he needs Lisa to reassign the official's room number at her hotel. As insurance, Jackson has kidnapped Lisa's father (Brian Cox).

Cast & Crew

Rachel McAdams
Lisa Reisert
Cillian Murphy
Jackson Rippner
Brian Cox
Joe Reisert
Jack Scalia
William Keefe
Carl Gilliard
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Laura Johnson
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Max Kasch
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Loren Lester
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Jeanne Algood
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Bonnie Curtis
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Jim Lemly
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Mason Novick
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Mark Sourian
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Critic Reviews for Red Eye

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  • Jun 15, 2012
    A hugely underrated character-driven thriller that highly thrives off of the lead performances of Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy. Additionally, it's an amusing change of style for director Wes Craven, who manages to pack this film with lots of tight moments of tension and twists throughout.
    Tyler C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2012
    It's feels short, but its a tense and (sometimes scary) piece of work from Wes Craven, and great music, really sets the tone. Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy were perfect for their roles, they give good performances. It's a nice thriller and I'm surprised by how short it is and it manages to entertain you, even if your in the plane for a lot of minutes, it will not disappoint you.
    Angel G Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2012
    Pretty good come back from Wes Craven. It lacks the previous intensity from the other films, but enough acting skills were used to keep the film entertaining.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2012
    I was expecting more from this typical thriller. I've seen much better. This is kind of like a movie you'd happen to catch on T.V., and then forget about it soon after. There are no surprises at the end, everything about this movie just yelled "generic." There was nothing wrong with the performances, in fact Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy were pretty good. But that doesn't change Red Eye from being mediocre.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer

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