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Red Eye (2005)

Directed by:
Wes Craven
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Red Eye

RUNNING TIME
85 minutes

Produced by:
Chris Bender
Marianne Maddalena

Written by:
Carl Ellsworth


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Lisa Reisert Rachel McAdams
Jackson Rippner Cillian Murphy
Joseph "Joe" Reisert Brian Cox
Cynthia Jayma Mays
Charles Keefe Jack Scalia -
Bob Taylor Robert Pine -

 

Review

The fine reviews this formulaic thriller garnered must have been informed by director Wes Craven's reputation rather than how the film actually plays out. While there are certain suspenseful moments here in which Craven is able to show off his use of ticking clocks, the platitude of the story, Cillian Murphy's cardboard bad guy, and Rachel McAdams telegraphed and uninspired transformation from vulnerable victim to girl power rep make the suspension of disbelief nearly impossible.

Copyright 13.03.2024 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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