The Public Eye Reviews

  • Oct 02, 2017

    Yet one more rare gem is excavated from the multi-layered past of cinema by me. It is one of the best neo-noirs filmed after the 70's with tremendously authentic atmosphere of the 40's. All necessary attributes are here: crooks, gangsters, corrupted policemen, femme fatale, conspiracy, and an anti-hero who ultimately breaks his own code of not 'taking sides with anyone' to help an irresistible beauty as he fells in love with her. And, of course, the iconic mood. It is also one of the best roles of Joe Pesci and probably his best as the lead. This is the perfect gift for lovers of 'black cinema'.

    Yet one more rare gem is excavated from the multi-layered past of cinema by me. It is one of the best neo-noirs filmed after the 70's with tremendously authentic atmosphere of the 40's. All necessary attributes are here: crooks, gangsters, corrupted policemen, femme fatale, conspiracy, and an anti-hero who ultimately breaks his own code of not 'taking sides with anyone' to help an irresistible beauty as he fells in love with her. And, of course, the iconic mood. It is also one of the best roles of Joe Pesci and probably his best as the lead. This is the perfect gift for lovers of 'black cinema'.

  • Jun 02, 2015

    Wasted potential. If the script were better, this would be a classic. As it stands, it's a curiosity. Pesci does the best he can with what he's got, and it's well shot. That's about all I can say about it.

    Wasted potential. If the script were better, this would be a classic. As it stands, it's a curiosity. Pesci does the best he can with what he's got, and it's well shot. That's about all I can say about it.

  • Mar 21, 2014

    Really think this is a classic.

    Really think this is a classic.

  • Feb 26, 2014

    A very different role for Pesci. It showed that he was more than a wise guy or a crash test burglar. For some reason, I thought this was going to be more comical, like a spoof or satire of 1940's cinema. In fact the film is played very straight and it's not a bad film. You just have to be in the mood for it.

    A very different role for Pesci. It showed that he was more than a wise guy or a crash test burglar. For some reason, I thought this was going to be more comical, like a spoof or satire of 1940's cinema. In fact the film is played very straight and it's not a bad film. You just have to be in the mood for it.

  • Nov 28, 2013

    An Intriguing Noir Look At Photojournalism--Wonderful Score, Definitely a Hidden Gem!!

    An Intriguing Noir Look At Photojournalism--Wonderful Score, Definitely a Hidden Gem!!

  • Oct 18, 2013

    1990's Goodfellas Is One Of My Favorite Films.

    1990's Goodfellas Is One Of My Favorite Films.

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Joe Pesci did good acting , but the direction and the script wasn't that great .

    Joe Pesci did good acting , but the direction and the script wasn't that great .

  • Jul 15, 2012

    Searching for something to watch in the summer, when nothing is on, but The Public Eye turned out to be an interesting movie. Particularly liked the attention to detail in the architecture, autos, clothing, etc.

    Searching for something to watch in the summer, when nothing is on, but The Public Eye turned out to be an interesting movie. Particularly liked the attention to detail in the architecture, autos, clothing, etc.

  • Apr 07, 2012

    Excellent take on the film noir genre from the point of view of a scandal mag paparazzi photographer. Pesci superbly plays the grubby photographer in way over his head and dodging bullets left and right and always coming out just ahead. Deserved a far higher profile and appreciation than it ever received theatrically.

    Excellent take on the film noir genre from the point of view of a scandal mag paparazzi photographer. Pesci superbly plays the grubby photographer in way over his head and dodging bullets left and right and always coming out just ahead. Deserved a far higher profile and appreciation than it ever received theatrically.

  • Feb 11, 2012

    If you are a mobster movie fan, no introduction is required for Joe Pesci - the cult legend! This time around, he plays the shutterbug who will go to any end for a sensational photo! Amazing movie for all photographers and "slice of life" lovers.

    If you are a mobster movie fan, no introduction is required for Joe Pesci - the cult legend! This time around, he plays the shutterbug who will go to any end for a sensational photo! Amazing movie for all photographers and "slice of life" lovers.