Eye for an Eye
Eye for an Eye (1996)

In this taut crime melodrama, bereaved mother Karen McCann becomes obsessed with getting revenge upon the acquitted psychopath who raped and murdered her teenage daughter. When the man kills again, Karen joins a support group and realizes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 12, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[A] really awful, hysterical thriller.

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Time Out

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

With a cynical eye for the bottom line.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

This blatant button-pusher plays upon our most primal emotions as well as the increasing disdain for the criminal justice system.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Never in his varied career has Mr. Schlesinger made a film as mean-spirited and empty as this.


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.

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Joe Leydon

A B movie that somehow won the lottery and got an A-movie cast and director.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Dumb dips from oppressive to offensive in this Sally Field suspense drama, which actually comes out for vigilantism.

Empire Magazine

Any pretence of thoughtful debate has long since been abandoned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Outdated & by all means an avoidable flick.
Dean McKenna
The film is slickly mad and suspenseful, but manipulative and unpleasant; under the lynch-mob surface there are hints of a more honest, thoughtful film about… More
Alex roy
Decent, but flawed thriller, Eye for an Eye could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The script has a good idea for a plot, but it definitely… More
Lady D'arbanville
Starting with a dramatic opening, this film is quite good on a few different levels. the revenge plot is the most clear, but it also deals with the loss and… More
Arash Xak
I expected more from the director of Midnight Cowboy, Makes a few fair points but overall disappointing
Candy Rose
Excellent thriller. Great cast.