Eagle Eye Reviews

  • So hysterical in its terrorist subplot and its seizure-inducing action sequences that a pummeled viewer can be excused for texting WTF? to a friend in the middle of the chaos.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Eagle Eye churns and flails and piles on pointless and improbable complications.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Some nonsense is fun, but this wears you down.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Though it aspires to be an intriguing political cautionary tale, the movie is mostly about the feverish and jarringly choreographed chase scenes.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Eagle Eye, with a more nuanced idea of paranoia and the ills of technology gone wild, could have been both entertaining and disturbing. Deafening isn't quite the same thing.

    Neely Tucker — Washington Post

  • [Hitchcock] for a modern age bloated by steroids, addled by action, and incapable of long-term attention.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Finally, an action-adventure thriller that feels as if it were created, directed and acted, soup to nuts, by a computer program.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Forget suspending disbelief; you would have to suspend consciousness to go along with this story.

    Tom Maurstad — Dallas Morning News

  • The word 'preposterous' is too moderate to describe Eagle Eye. This film contains not a single plausible moment after the opening sequence, and that's borderline.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • For all its digitally effected chaos, the cinematic threat level in Eagle Eye never even comes close to orange.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Caruso and Spielberg probably thought they were reviving the paranoid style of 70s political thrillers, but their story is so implausible it barely provokes a tremor.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Eagle Eye wants to be Marathon Man, or Enemy of the State, only with a post-9/11 overlay and a plot device lifted straight from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The film is a rag bag of concepts and characters from earlier, vastly better movies.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Die Hard meets The Fugitive meets 2001: A Space Odyssey in the fully paranoid Eagle Eye, a frantic thriller that's nowhere near as good as its influences but still manages to get the job done.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Manages to be both ominous and fun, making this a popcorn thriller with an edge.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

  • The pic's first 35 minutes sizzle until a Byzantine plot nudges the story toward near-parody in the final act.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • There are lots of new wrinkles to ponder about American surveillance, but it seems that all the writers have surveilled is HBO.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • The fever-pitch paranoia of this terrorist thriller, the seizure-inducing editing, the dense layers slapped on a fairly simple plot all point to a kind of overkill that only Hollywood money can buy.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • It all wears very thin by the third act, when The Voice really starts to grate and all remaining sense slams into a brick wall.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • A warning about the threat in our own backyard -- but as often is the case with Hollywood blockbusters, the warning comes across more like fear-mongering than constructive social criticism. Personally, I prefer my cinema sans mongering.

    Christine Champ — Film.com

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