Eagle Eye Reviews
September 7, 2020
It's a film for people whose brains have been permanently muted.
October 15, 2019
There is some interesting supporting work from Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Billy Bob Thornton, but it's not enough to save the film's ridiculous screenplay and D.J. Caruso's distracting direction.
June 6, 2019
The script becomes muddled and frustratingly opaque.
July 14, 2011
As the film drags on, there are several nauseatingly dogmatic moments that make you feel like you're trapped in some kind of uber-liberal rally.
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.
March 21, 2011
Eagle Eye isn't awful, just trite ... it suffers from the same problem most high concept films have; it's all smoke, but no fire.
July 7, 2010
The trouble with Shia? He's no Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, or Cary Grant. And as for Caruso, well, Brian De Palma can rest easy.
December 24, 2009
Everything's chopped up into those woozy, bite-size snippets of flashing lights and spinning tires, thrown into a blender and then regurgitated on screen.
August 30, 2009
Eagle Eye is a totally derivative, unoriginal techno-thriller, cribbing scenes and ideas from better films. ... But it's also thoroughly entertaining.
March 16, 2009
...one could certainly do far worse as far as movies of this ilk go.
January 6, 2009
This is nobody's idea of an intelligent political thriller (or satire), but it is an orgy for the senses.
December 31, 2008
So colossally ridiculous (and transparently derivative) that willing suspension of disbelief is a fool's errand. [Blu-ray]
December 30, 2008
Attempting to tap into the public's collective fears and suspicions comes D.J. Caruso's preposterous Eagle Eye, an action film with plenty of thrills but I have no idea what alternate reality it's set in.
December 29, 2008
What, you can't relate to someone being controlled by an omniscient machine?
December 22, 2008
...one long, hyperkinetic chase, with the audience wondering what in the heck is happening.