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Gin gwai (The Eye) Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 5, 2008
Is it a horror, a thriller, a tragedy, a disaster pic, or a romance? It's never really sure, but either way it limps along through various dips into different genres and often times is scrambled and confused...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 6, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2008
Fans of the genre may still find the film as creepy and scary as it is intended to be, although it relies for so much of its scare-power on sudden bursts of flame accompanied by fearsome noise, or the appearance of ghostly death figures
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2008
'The Eye' could be worth seeing as a matinee or rental.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Made me jump a bunch of times, and seriously creeped me out at least three times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Sure, the "I see dead people" plot is a bit worn out, but there's enough mood and spookiness to make for a fun MM flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
This is a movie with serious intent, a mature, wordy thriller with naturalistic (if somewhat naive) performances and aspirations to poetry.
| Original Score: B-
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
The Eye rises above your standard cursed-body-part fare--like The Hand, for instance--by exploring predestination, alienation, and the redeeming power of forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 5, 2004
The Eye is a haphazardly constructed horror movie based on a premise that the Thailand-based brothers couldn't figure out an ending for.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 21, 2003
With its spooky first-person rendering of Mun's experience -- blurred, tentative, disoriented -- The Eye creates a world of constant and imminent upheaval.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
November 21, 2003
Seriously flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 21, 2003
Though perhaps not the greatest thing since sliced eyeballs, The Eye is definitely worth a look, or even a double-take.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 21, 2003
The Pang Brothers rely on mixing reality with hokum to make their tale more strange than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
October 16, 2003
Here's the movie The Sixth Sense should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 10, 2003
A modest pleasure for aficionados of chillers.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 6, 2003
The Eye is not terribly original, but it is assured and engrossing, with some deliciously chilling scares and a subtle, compelling performance by Lee Sin-je.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 14, 2003
Starts out with a promising idea, makes hesitant steps toward doing something original with it, and runs pell-mell into the safety of horror movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jovanka Vuckovic
Rue Morgue Magazine
September 4, 2003
The Eye is definitely a triumph of style over substance but, nevertheless, it's been far too long since I've been genuinely spooked by a horror film.
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 26, 2003
One thing 'The Eye' teaches us is that a 15-floor elevator ride really seems to take a long time when there's a ghost standing in the corner.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
August 23, 2003
It's creepy and forbidding, the way good thrillers are. I suspect it would not hold up to multiple viewings, but it's a kick one time through, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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