Eagle Eye


Eagle Eye (2008)


Critic Consensus: Eagle Eye is a preposterously plotted thriller that borrows heavily from other superior films.


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Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan star in Disturbia director D.J. Caruso's race-against-time thriller concerning two strangers thrust together by a mysterious telephone call, and their frantic efforts to discover why they have inexplicably become the nation's most wanted fugitives. Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) were complete strangers at the beginning of the day, but that changed the instant a strange woman called to threaten both their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Suddenly forced into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, Jerry and Rachel must now take orders from a woman who's using everyday technology to track and control their every move. As the situation intensifies and the hapless duo are deemed the country's most wanted fugitives, they must work together in order to discover who it was that turned their lives upside down, and what they can do to thwart the criminal mastermind's cunning yet diabolical plan. Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, and Anthony Mackie co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Michael Chiklis
as Defense Secretary Callister
Rosario Dawson
as Zoe Perez
Anthony Mackie
as Major William Bowman
Dariush Kashani
as Translator
Anthony Azizi
as Ranim Khalid
Cameron Boyce
as Sam Holloman
Ethan Embry
as Agent Toby Grant
Lynn Cohen
as Mrs. Wierzbowski
Bill Smitrovich
as Admiral Thompson
Charles Carroll
as Mr. Miller
William Sadler
as Jerry's dad
Deborah Strang
as Jerry's mom
Fahim Fazli
as Al Kohei
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Critic Reviews for Eagle Eye

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (40)

A warning about the threat in our own backyard -- but as often is the case with Hollywood blockbusters, the warning comes across more like fear-mongering than constructive social criticism. Personally, I prefer my cinema sans mongering.

May 6, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's going to make you want to take the batteries out of your cell phone.

Nov 5, 2008

An intelligent nail biter.

Nov 5, 2008 | Full Review…

What's galling about Eagle Eye is that it could easily have been an entertaining film without constantly yielding to the impulse to blow stuff up.

Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4

Did everyone involved in this botched thriller OD on speed?

Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4

But there's also a puppy-dog doesn't-know-any-better enthusiasm to this pacy fluff which means you can't get that worked up at it.

Oct 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eagle Eye


Seriously great. I loved the action and the mystery and everything.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Very dumb, it was cliche, predictable. And chase scenes were boring. The plot was so easy to tell what happens next, and when is Shia Labeof actually gonna be a good action star. The effcts were the only good thing in a bad movie.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


A very well crafted thriller! It is most definitely not the best thriller I have ever seen, but as a film that literally came out of nowhere and just wanted to give you some adrenaline pumping fun, it succeeds with flying colours. This is a 2 hour long film, which could have easily been 3 hours for entertianment. Shia LabBeouf easily represents the best of the young actors out there today, and he never fails to satisfy me. You never truly no what is going on until about halfway through the film when everything that was random begins to come together. With scenarios that I will always be willing to watch, Eagle Eye is fresh in my book. You can actually believe that Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are thrown into these roles without knowing each other, because they fit these roles perfectly! What this film does Lack is a reason for why it's happening, but I still love it for trying something new! Eagle Eye is, and always will be a worthy film in my eyes!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

"Eagle Eye" is the type of film where calling it 'action packed' is not a good thing. Films like this: where it's non-stop action, lots of yelling and an overly complex plot- are so not my idea of a good time. Now, I am not saying that the special effects, action sequences or cinematography are bad- on the contrary, they are all highly stylized and polished. But it's just very hard for me to enjoy a movie that is so blatantly ridiculous. Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are two actors who I like very much, but their charms are lost amongst chaos. Films like "Eagle Eye," which are all about delivering insane amounts of convoluted exposition during high octane action are difficult to digest. Whatever happened to clear, old fashioned action storytelling like "Die Hard?" That's my idea of a competent action film.

Steven Carrier
Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

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