Eye For An Eye
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An ordinary woman is driven to the point of violent revenge in this tense thriller. Karen McCann (Sally Field) is a suburban wife and working mother with two daughters. Karen's life is turned upside down when her 17-year-old daughter is raped and murdered, a crime she overhears on her cellular phone. Sgt. Denillo (Joe Mantegna), a bright and resourceful police detective, soon tracks down the culprit, an especially sleazy criminal named Robert Doob (Kiefer Sutherland). However, due to a minor technicality, Doob escapes conviction, even though he's clearly guilty. Karen's husband… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] really awful, hysterical thriller."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The characterisation is so thin, and the plotting so crude, it's only the violence which sets this apart from the banalities of TV fare."
‑ , Time Out
"Although it poses the interesting moral dilemma behind taking the law into your own hands, Schlesinger's film borders on the distasteful in its portrayal of rape and murder."
‑ , Film4
"Falls as flat as a flapjack"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"This blatant button-pusher plays upon our most primal emotions as well as the increasing disdain for the criminal justice system."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Never in his varied career has Mr. Schlesinger made a film as mean-spirited and empty as this."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Any pretence of thoughtful debate has long since been abandoned."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Much too overwrought and ridiculous to be taken seriously."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Sally Field versus Kiefer Sutherland...? I like it!"
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"A B movie that somehow won the lottery and got an A-movie cast and director."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Dumb dips from oppressive to offensive in this Sally Field suspense drama, which actually comes out for vigilantism."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Directed by John Schlesinger from a screenplay by the Posse Comitatus."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Rotten revenge flick. Avoid."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Shamelessly ugly and obvious revenge garbage."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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