Red Eye
Red Eye (2005)

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With solid performances and tight direction from Wes Craven, Red Eye is a brisk, economic thriller.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The plot device of "woman in trouble meets woman triumphant" has grown a little long in the tooth lately but that doesn't mean it doesn't work.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

For Wes Craven, who I like a lot as a slasher director, he really goes into a different direction with this.

David Keyes

The movie gains an effective footing by, basically, thoroughly exploiting one's fear of being blackmailed into something dangerous.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Joshua Starnes

While not particularly original, Red Eye is immensely entertaining and a fine example of the classic suspense-thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Tyler Christian
A hugely underrated character-driven thriller that highly thrives off of the lead performances of Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy. Additionally, it's an… More
Bethany Murphy
Weird and scary. I liked it! A must see!
Dan Schultz
A tightly-paced, efficiently directed and acted slice of horror concerning a hotel manager (Rachel McAdams) whose father's (Brian Cox) life is threatened… More
Alex roy
Considering that this was made by Wes Craven, it is an interesting departure from his usual work. The film may be a bit formulaic and cliched, but it has plenty… More
Eric Alvarez
Good thriller, I liked it. Different type of movie for Wes Craven, but he delivered.
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Formulaic but effective thrill ride. Wes Craven's direction is spot-on, and his attention to detail is evident after a second viewing. Red Eye receives… More