Saturday, September 27, 2008

REVIEW: Eagle Eye

The Synopsis

IMDb: Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situation, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country's most wanted fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening and more importantly, why.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 2 Stars
Michael Phillips: 1½ Stars (poor-fair)
EW: Lisa Schwarzbaum C
A. O. Scott: NA

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
Fandango: 7 Oh No, 8 No, 20 So-So, 41 Go, 60 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 26% (Rotten), Top Critics: 23% (Rotten), RT Community: 69% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 43 out of 100, Users: 7.5 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: NA Users: A-

My Review

Source Material: Original Action Thriller: “Dan McDermott wrote the original script for Eagle Eye based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg”

Action: Amazing: This film dose a great job keep the audience one their toes.

Acting and Dialogue: Brilliant: It was good. I know it is the popular thing to bash Shia LaBeouf but I like him and I think he dose a good job if not a great job. He has charisma and like- ability. I can see him as the next Tom Hanks. I also like the other supporting roles, Billy Bob Thornton and Michael Chiklis They both put up a strong performance even with shorter screen time.

Cinematography: Brilliant: It works for this type of film. In a film like this it is very easy to become sick because the camera is every where and shaky but this film lets the action unfold without a shaky camera, which make a better film.

Direction: Brilliant: It’s not Steven Spielberg but at the same time it is, that might be because he pseudo-wrote the script and was part of the production process via producer, or maybe it just the common bond between D.J. Caruso and Steven Spielberg.

Sound: Brilliant: The sound gave the action more kick. I also liked the score; it brought a different element to the film.

Special and Visual FX: Brilliant: Everything had a scene of realism to it, except for the super computer it came off as far fetched and kind of stupid. The far fetched and stupid thing in the film is the whole concept and design of the super computer; It looked like it could be real but I think there was some flaws with the concept and design of the super computer. The flaws I just describe might not be relevant to the FX department and they probably protean more to the story but nevertheless they are flaws.

Overall: B+, It is a good movie and I recommend it.

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