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Eagle Eye Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 5, 2008
It's going to make you want to take the batteries out of your cell phone.
November 5, 2008
An intelligent nail biter.
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2008
Did everyone involved in this botched thriller OD on speed?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 17, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2008
Eagle Eye churns and flails and piles on pointless and improbable complications.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
September 26, 2008
Eagle Eye feels less like a vehicle for an action hero than the latest in a series of national focus groups to determine LaBeouf's commercial viability.
September 26, 2008
Eagle Eye, with a more nuanced idea of paranoia and the ills of technology gone wild, could have been both entertaining and disturbing. Deafening isn't quite the same thing.
September 26, 2008
It all wears very thin by the third act, when The Voice really starts to grate and all remaining sense slams into a brick wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
The chase eventually wears thin, and Eagle Eye eventually strangles its actors in the threads of its plot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
The movie doesn't have three brain cells to rub together, but the premise carries it a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2008
At the very least, Eagle Eye gives us two principals who are appealing enough to keep us interested in them.
September 26, 2008
Should this film be a huge box office success, it will stand as a sad testament to how low the bar for cinematic entertainment has been set.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 26, 2008
Eagle Eye should boast all sorts of contemporary resonance. But it'd probably feel just a little bit timelier and more relevant if it took place in a universe that bore even the faintest resemblance to our own.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 26, 2008
Eagle Eye is big, loud and expensive, but it's not particularly entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
There are lots of new wrinkles to ponder about American surveillance, but it seems that all the writers have surveilled is HBO.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
Finally, an action-adventure thriller that feels as if it were created, directed and acted, soup to nuts, by a computer program.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 26, 2008
The film is a rag bag of concepts and characters from earlier, vastly better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 26, 2008
A ridiculous wrongly-accused-guy-on-the-run thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
Big Brother's watching you, and he can't stop laughing his ass off.
September 26, 2008
Forget suspending disbelief; you would have to suspend consciousness to go along with this story.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 26, 2008
For all its digitally effected chaos, the cinematic threat level in Eagle Eye never even comes close to orange.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 26, 2008
Die Hard meets The Fugitive meets 2001: A Space Odyssey in the fully paranoid Eagle Eye, a frantic thriller that's nowhere near as good as its influences but still manages to get the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 26, 2008
You can't help thinking that if Hitchcock were inspired by today's privacy meltdown, he'd need only a quarter of the explosions to leave us shattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2008
[Hitchcock] for a modern age bloated by steroids, addled by action, and incapable of long-term attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2008
It might merit a B-minus in the silly popcorn movie category if it didn't unwisely decide, toward the end, that it wasn't willing to be just a silly popcorn movie.
September 26, 2008
It's a tad long, and it doesn't always add up, but the action sequences are pretty visceral and genuinely exciting.
September 26, 2008
The pic's first 35 minutes sizzle until a Byzantine plot nudges the story toward near-parody in the final act.
September 26, 2008
As tightly coiled as a Slinky, and for all their running around, LaBeouf and the normally engaging Monaghan are stuck with characters who aren't particularly lively and, more problematic, fail to spark the requisite chemistry.
September 26, 2008
With less expensive actors, it might just have been called Chase Movie, and played for laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2008
Though it aspires to be an intriguing political cautionary tale, the movie is mostly about the feverish and jarringly choreographed chase scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2008
It means to say something about anti-terrorism surveillance and civil liberties, but if you asked me what Eagle Eye is about, I'd have to say it's about as dumb as can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
September 25, 2008
Eagle Eye wants to be Marathon Man, or Enemy of the State, only with a post-9/11 overlay and a plot device lifted straight from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2008
Check your credulity at the door, and you'll at least enjoy some high-impact action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2008
The word 'preposterous' is too moderate to describe Eagle Eye. This film contains not a single plausible moment after the opening sequence, and that's borderline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2008
Caruso and Spielberg probably thought they were reviving the paranoid style of 70s political thrillers, but their story is so implausible it barely provokes a tremor.
September 25, 2008
Manages to be both ominous and fun, making this a popcorn thriller with an edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2008
The fever-pitch paranoia of this terrorist thriller, the seizure-inducing editing, the dense layers slapped on a fairly simple plot all point to a kind of overkill that only Hollywood money can buy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2008
So hysterical in its terrorist subplot and its seizure-inducing action sequences that a pummeled viewer can be excused for texting WTF? to a friend in the middle of the chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: C-