Eagle Eye Reviews

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September 7, 2020
It's a film for people whose brains have been permanently muted.
February 28, 2020
All sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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.
October 21, 2014
In Eagle Eye, we're meant to fear our GPS.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
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.
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 22, 2008
...one long, hyperkinetic chase, with the audience wondering what in the heck is happening.
December 21, 2008
Lowest-common-denominator filmmaking at its most discouraging, with makers who believe moviegoers too stupid to think, so instead opt for constant adrenal gland stimulation.
November 26, 2008
Pay heed to the movie's warning: Technological advancements might indeed become a concern in the future, especially if they allow for greater mass production of duds like this one.
November 15, 2008
The cast is not the problem. They are are merely pawns in this cluttered, Ritalin-infused action film that stretches plausibility so often that it would be more accurately described as science fiction.
November 12, 2008
Eagle Eye occupies a treacherous middle ground. It isn't credible enough to work as a thriller and isn't ridiculous enough to work as a spoof.
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