Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/12/2012
A slacker who works in a copy shop is flung into the middle of a terrorist conspiracy upon the death of his twin brother, a high flying military analyst. Eagle Eye is most definitely from The Michael Bay School Of Scriptwriting, in that it was written by a paranoid technophobe who seems to be convinced that anything and everything in the world can be controlled by a geek with a computer. "They" can give you an emo haircut or leave a floater in your toilet with one malicious keystroke. But at least Bay has SOME sense of irony and humour; this film manages to be so absurd and yet so totally po faced it's almost frightening. It goes through the motions of slick, fast paced visuals as cars pirouette through the air and explode into flames in a hail of bullets as our courageous cardboard cut …
filmfan09 - wrote on 01/18/2009
Often times while watching movies the viewers will ask themselves 'could this really happen?' That question is raised in this thriller executive produced by Steven Speilberg, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan. LaBeouf plays Jerry shaw, a copy boy who recieves threatening phone calls from an anonymous woman placing him in the center of a terrorist plot. After escaping FBI custody he crosses paths with Monaghan's Rachel Holloman, a single mom whos son is threated when she too recieves mysterious phone calls. The duo then find themselves on the run from the government and the unknown voice.
Greatly influence by films like 'Wars Games' and 'The Bourne Series', director DJ Caruso who also directed the suprise hit of 20007 'Disturbia' has created an intelligence nail-biter. La …
Towaway - wrote on 12/28/2008
Computers are bad. Someday they'll all go bonkers and try to take over. We've all seen this before and this movie rehashes an old storyline with new technology and special effects. What any movie like this has to do is suspend disbelief and they lose that a number of times; in particular is a silly chase through the baggage handling system in an airport and the climactic scene during the President's State of the Union address. Logic and real world fundamentals are thrown out the window for the sake of their story telling. If you want a good thriller about computers taking over the world watch "Colossus: The Forbin Project".
I do not begrudge any of the performers in this movie who all put in top notch performances. Special nod to Michael Chiklis as the Secretary of Defense. Here's …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/03/2008
I was surprised that I didn’t like this film as I thought I would, but I still liked it because it delivered what I wanted to see: insane action stunts, an interesting idea executed in an above average way, and a group of talented actors that made me laugh and feel concerned for their characters’ safety. It’s funny because I wanted to watch this movie not because of Shia LaBeouf (as my friends did), but because the executive producer was Steven Spielberg. And anything that Spielberg has something to do with, something inside me is convinced that it’s going to be great. Unfortunately, my expectations and reality were not on the same level. Still, the idea of big brother and machines in connection with moral and social questions reminded me of one of my favorite films, “2001: A …
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 10/02/2008
"Eagle Eye" was not a disappointment, which I was expecting it to be with Speilberg's latest spew of crap off the cutting room floor. However, I found it to be exhilarating. Not necessarily the movie with the greatest flow or the greatest believability factor, but nonetheless, I was thoroughly entertained by it. I stopped being a film buff for two hours and concentrated on the outcome of the story. I became an actual audience member, as opposed to a critic. Shia LaBeouf is probably the worst actor in Hollywood today, but I can see that he is beginning to mature and be given the new "action guy" title. I would be interested to see him in something crazily serious, like a P.T. Anderson movie or something, just to see what his boundaries are. Sure he was in "Bobby," but I don't know …
Owtkast - wrote on 09/30/2008
Part Enemy of the State and part Wargames, Eagle Eye is an on-the-run action thriller that derives its entertainment value from its first-half surprises to the noisy backside technology driven chase scenarios. The action works well with elaborate set-pieces and frantic periods of suspense. And the high-powered cast seems well-placed; viewers who already like LeBouf will continue to do so here while Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Billy Bob Thornton are as good as expected. Is this sort of predictive dark technology is even possible today? The concept may seem silly to more technologically aware viewers but I'm in the Air Force..... And yes it is. The final result seems to be a hyperactive, superficial techno-thriller only appropriate for viewers who, like myself, are willing to …
BryanFury - wrote on 09/29/2008
Going into Eagle Eye was like hearing a tune you've already heard countless times before. Although you got to give them credit for giving it the hype everyone seemed too excited about since the previews came out. Well to me that's probably the biggest mistake they made, to put the whole plot in a 60 sec trailer. We all know how spoilers make us feel about a movie. So I guess that did it for me, I already knew what was going to happen the first half hour in because of the trailer. Then the middle part kind of mellowed down some more since it did not take off in the first place. It felt a little annoying once the phone kept ringing off the hooks. And this is probably a good example why we hate our parents or even our bosses ordering us around. I could say the acting was better than I …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/29/2008
Why they waited until fall to release this one, I have no idea. This is pretty much a typical summer popcorn movie. Lots of action, an absurd plot (really, don't think too hard or this movie is much more enjoyable if you shut your brain off) and lots of familiar faces.
The biggest draw against Eagle Eye is that it takes a bunch of ideas that have been done already (usually better) and throws them together trying to make an original picture. It's lazy, it's sneaky and all the explosions and gun fighting can't save what's basically a bad copy of a superior product.
It starts out promising with perpetual slacker Jerry Shaw (the IT boy Shia LeBeouf) finding himself an instant terrorist while a unnervingly calm female voice over the cell phone telling him exactly what to do to survive. …
Isa - wrote on 09/28/2008
I thought it was pretty cool. Lots of action, lots of shaky camera movements, kept you interested.
The only draw back was that it was so much like I, Robot and Enemy of the State. Not that a film can't use other films as inspiration, but this was borderline plagiarism. That bothered me a little. I mean, if your gonna use other movies plot lines, then take it to the next level. Do something different with it, otherwise you're just copying. You're not original.
One of the ways they could have done that was to have Jerry die or let the computer win something like that. I think it would have made it that much more realisti. What if they failed, what would've happen? Something like that, would have catapulted this movie …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 09/27/2008
Once this movie starts it intrigues you, yeah, the first 20 minutes or so. For the rest of the film the plot is tossed back and forth for so long that you suddenly lose interest, not only that, but your completely lost. Maybe I'll be on the fence with Eagle Eye, I'll understand some people will like it, but not me, if you understand the importance of good storyline and plot construction that maintains some sense, then you will probably walk out of Eagle Eye, but the surprises and twists in the movie keep you interested, though it still doesn't improve. The movie is full of absolutely ridiculous action sequences that are frankly just plain stupid. Seems the movie was directed by a 9 year old into flashy lights. Because when the action packed scenes deliver, Most of it is Billy Bob's face …