The Eye

You won't believe her eyes.


The Eye
Yet another Hollywood remake of an Asian horror flick, toned down to meet the teenager demographic. Our heroine is a pretty young violinist, who has been blind since birth. She undergoes a corneal transplant to restore her vision, and needs some help adjusting to a sighted world. During this process, she starts seeing unpleasant things, and does not know if they are real or not... her doctor thinks it is a mental adjustment problem, but as the visions get scarier, she decides to find out exactly who it was that donated her eyes to her...

95 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Drama, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija, Fernanda Romero, Rachel Ticotin
Director
David Moreau, Xavier Palud
ScreenplaySebastian Gutierrez, from the Chinese screenplay by Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui, Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
MusicMarco Beltrami
CinematographyJeff Jur
EditingPatrick Lussier
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2008
Produced byLionsgate, Paramount Vantage, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, Capital Arts Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror, drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone is sexual context
SexNone
ViolenceIntense psychological and emotional violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconDon't bother with this one.
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
10
Cape Times
Michael Philips
5
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconIf this same movie was made with less pretty leads and more suggestion than special effects, it would etch itself in your unconscious, probably unwelcomed. In this incarnation, though, it's all too repetitive and predictable, and the plot holes are big enough to drive everyone's limousines through.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Natalie Sineke quote iconWhen a film's trailer is more entertaining than the movie itself, you know it's made for DVD. And this is simply a B-grade rip-off of a Chinese masterpiece.
5
BBC
Neil Smith quote iconIs she seeing dead people? Or could these shadowy spectres be warning of some disaster in the making? You'll be hard pressed to care.
5
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThe Eye is good-looking (like the original) and not offensively dumb (like 80 per cent of the Asian horror remakes crowding screens over the last half-decade) but a lack of of crappiness doesn’t equal real quality.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOnce again, we are faced with a movie featuring an interesting premise and solid set-up that falls apart when it comes to the climax and conclusion.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThe Eye is long on subjective camerawork, short on intelligent dialogue
4
Metacritic.com
13 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
68 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAnother tedious remake of an Asian horror film.
4

What the People say

Internet
6247 Netizens quote iconBlurry around the edges, but still a fine sight
10

Average .. 35%

7

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