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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The psychological mind-games are played to the hilt, the pressurised cabin air increases the edge-of-the-seat tension and the 85-minute flight time is gratifyingly short."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The movie turns into a complicated duel that depends on precise observation of physical detail and moment-by-moment continuity so closely calibrated that it's impossible to find a wasted shot or an exaggerated emotion."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"While not particularly original, Red Eye is immensely entertaining and a fine example of the classic suspense-thriller."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Hitchcock, of course, got lots of mileage out of just such absurd plots. But Wes Craven, whatever other strengths he has, isn't Hitchcock."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Fans of the thriller genre will probably be scared and entertained, but seeing Red Eye is more like watching a good television show than a good movie."
‑ Stefan Ulstein, Christianity Today
"If constructing a thriller could be likened to building a house, then Wes Craven's Red Eye is a perfect piece of architecture: It's clean-lined and soundly structured, without a foot of wasted space or any materials left unused."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"For Wes Craven, who I like a lot as a slasher director, he really goes into a different direction with this."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Works extremely well as a fast-paced adrenaline rush, but not so well as an allegory on today's government and security issues."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"this mid-air thriller sees the director not so much soaring to the heavens as merely coasting along on auto-pilot."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"This is a screenplay so unbelievably bad that not even two very fine young actors and a director known for his knack for suspense can salvage it."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"I'm not claiming masterpiece stature for Red Eye, just a solid professionalism in the acting, writing and direction that seems inextricably related to the modesty of its intentions."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"It took forever, but the best thriller of summer 2005 has finally arrived. The gripping, seat- clutching suspense in this baby will pin you to your seat."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Quick but satisfying."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Terrific casting can work wonders for a movie. If the stars are good enough, logic gaps as deep as the Marianas Trench disappear in the performers' glow."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Kansas City Star
"Not the most sophisticated psychological thriller, yet slick fun deftly handled by Craven and his leads."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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