Gin gwai (The Eye)
Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002)

A corneal transplant sets the stage for terror in this supernatural thriller from directors Danny and Oxide Pang. Blind from the age of two, 20-year-old Mann (Angelica Lee) now has a chance to reclaim her sense of sight thanks to recent… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 9, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Conventional ghost tale with a few genuine scares.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

With its spooky first-person rendering of Mun's experience -- blurred, tentative, disoriented -- The Eye creates a world of constant and imminent upheaval.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

It's a definite display of talent, but without enough thematic richness to get deeply under our skins.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Is it a horror, a thriller, a tragedy, a disaster pic, or a romance? It's never really sure, but either way it limps along through various dips into different genres and often times is scrambled and confused...

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Though perhaps not the greatest thing since sliced eyeballs, The Eye is definitely worth a look, or even a double-take.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

An atmospheric and cleverly executed nail-biter.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Seeing dead people? A jarring journey from darkness into light? Granted, it's been done. But there are sweet, difficult pleasures here just the same.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

To put all the pieces in place, the Pangs have to cut a few corners in logic, but the story is generally effective if not exactly original.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Fans of the genre may still find the film as creepy and scary as it is intended to be, although it relies for so much of its scare-power on sudden bursts of flame accompanied by fearsome noise, or the appearance of ghostly death figures

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Lady D'arbanville
One of the best Asian ghost stories I've seen to date, not one that you have to keep guessing at, just one to sit back and allow the storyline to unfold.… More
Randy Tippy
Supernatural thriller featuring the beautiful and talented Angelica Lee. The concepts aren't exactly original but the approach is fresh and effectively… More
Wahida K
Some things are better left unseen
Alex roy
The Eye is terrific horror film. I've really dipped into the whole Asian horror films, but I have managed to see a few films.As a horror fan, I was stunned… More
Nani Vang
This version is scarier and much more interesting to watch.