The Eye
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The remake of the Hong Kong film "Jian Gui", a woman who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Effectively creepsome until it bogs down somewhat in plot explication."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"When it comes to showing something to end the second-rate horror drought, The Eye is blind."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Brothers Danny and Oxide Pang's unnerving spook show from 2002 has been translated into a clunky, aimless interpretation that leaves you with just one overpowering thought: are Jessica Alba's lips for real?"
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Jessica Alba may be easy on the eyes, but a lack of dramatic heft makes her hard on The Eye."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"Terrible direction, forgettable performances, and writers who are so faithful to the source material that they even pick up the original film's plot holes..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"One can't turn a blind eye to such conspicuous failings."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The major problem is the death of a horror film: It's startling, but not particularly scary."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Turns out seeing dead people can still be kind of a thrill."
‑ Ali Gray,
"It creates a good atmosphere, but no tension. The movie is just not memorable."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"...ultimately establishes itself as the most effective endeavor of its kind since 2005's Dark Water."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An effective if redundant fright flick."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The most frightening aspect of this supernatural horror film -- a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller -- is that there was a 114-minute version, before someone took pity and snipped it down to a lugubrious 97."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Jessica Alba sees dead people in blah horror film."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"It's all based on the creepy little Chinese film Gin gwai, an atmospheric spine-tingler that, we're sad to say, is considerably more frightening than this tame effort."
‑ Orlando Parfitt, IGN Movies UK
" doesn't leave us with much more than a feeling that we've been there and seen it all before."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
More reviews for The Eye on Rotten Tomatoes

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