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Red Eye [DVD]

Rachel McAdams , Cillian Murphy , Theresa Press-Marx    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Angela Paton
  • Directors: Theresa Press-Marx
  • Producers: Marco Beltrami, Chris Bender
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Dreamworks Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Jan 2006
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CNC9AO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,534 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Red Eye is the latest movie from Wes Craven, whose most recent successes, the Scream trilogy, give some flavour of what to expect here.

The action once again centres on a strong, young woman, this time called Lisa and played by Rachel McAdams (recently seen in Wedding Crashers), who spends all her time managing a busy hotel. On a flight back from a funeral, she finds herself sat next to a wealthy businessman, played by Cillian Murphy (whose performance remains one of the many highlights of Batman Begins. He has an agenda however, that involves using Lisa to clear the way for a contract killing at her hotel. With her father at home under constant watch, and sat next to a man threatening to kill him, the stage is set for a healthy little thriller.

And that’s just what Red Eye is. While some distance away from Craven’s best work, it has some big pluses in its favour. Firstly, it’s a very swift ride that doesn’t outstay its welcome, speeding through plot developments that others in the genre would sit and ponder on for some time. It’s also got the charm of Rachel McAdams in the lead role, who pitches well against the sneer and creepiness of Cillian Murphy. And finally, it delivers good old fashioned Friday night fun, without having pretensions to do anything else.

So while it’s hardly a defining thriller in any way, nor is it without one or two unintentional giggles, Red Eye works surprisingly well. In the hands of a lesser director, it’s got all the ingredients for straight-to-video hell, but with Craven at the helm and his two leads performing well, it’s a movie that happily punches above its weight.--Simon Brew

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Red Eye [DVD]

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mile high thriller 30 Dec 2005
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For an hour, this is one of the tightest, edge of your seat thrillers ever made. Wes Craven takes his time setting up the characters of Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy, their expectant meeting, and the set up on the plane.
In fact, it fairly plods along, but in such an interesting way you won't mind. You're so interested in these characters, that the factthat the film doesn't really start until 30 minutes in is irrelevant - because when it gets good, it gets very good.
Putting it simply, so not to spoil any new viewers, Murphy's character hold McAdams character hostage on the plane without anybody knowing. As she tries to alert people to her fate, her plans get ingeniously better, and its keep you guessing how she'll be able to escape.
Murphy particularly is brilliant, all easy friendliness covering up a bonkers mad criminal. McAdams too is spot on as lady in peril. Half the fun is watching the events unfold on the plane, and how Murphy's character will stop them.
However, come the ending, Craven resorts to his tried and tested slasher material. Although decent, it lacks the sinister edge of the previous hour, and becomes far moretraditional. The airport chase is absurd, and loses the film it's fifth star. How can you run unchecked through an airport without going through passport control or without the guards clocking on?
Still, the finale in the house is jump worthy material, and makes up for the slightly soggy airport section. Different, fresh and exciting, this was a real surprise treat, and I would highly recommend it for some Friday night easy entertainment.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable Thriller 15 May 2006
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Format:DVD
I wasn't expecting much from this film, some of Wes Craven's recent films have been a little below par and I was almost sure this was going to be the same. How glad I am to say then that it was actually a very serviceable thriller. Cillian Murphy plays Jackson Rippner, a nasty but intelligent piece of work who needs to get a job done. Rachel McAdams plays Lisa Reisert, she is the person who can help Jackson do his job. Most of the action takes place on a late night flight but don't let that put you off. It is because of this that the film is a step above others, it uses your mind to get the film across and not fancy stunts or gory violence. Murphy is excellent as the bad guy, you sense real danger from him hidden under a velvet suave exterior.

All in all this was a nice surprise and at only about 80 mins long it flys by. Well worth a watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The fact that this movie is classified as suitable for 12 years olds meant that the whole family could sit and watch it, which we did, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

However, don't let this fool you into thinking that this film is not for adults. It's a gripping movie right up to the end. I guess the rating is due to the fact that the movie does not contain sex, nudity or bad language - a blessing in my view and proof that it is possible to make an action/thriller/suspense movie without the need to introduce these elements (although the movie does contain some violence).

Other reviewers here have described the plot so it seems pointless to repeat these details but I highly recommend this movie. A thriller in which the suspense gradually increases to a dramatic climax with the two main characters, a seemingly friendly but ultimately evil villain and an unfortunate victim trapped and apparently at his mercy, both excellently portrayed by Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Renting 10 Mar 2006
Format:DVD
A slight twist on the traditional 'emergency on an aircraft' plot makes it worth watching & held our attention (actually only part of this film is set on board an aircraft). The male lead is sufficiently creepy to get your pulse racing and you can empathise with the nightmare predicament into which the previously unsuspecting female lead finds herself. Our only minor bug was a few "she wouldn't have done that/survived that" shots in the second half of the film. But hey, we can live with that...
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Contains surprises! 11 Mar 2006
Format:DVD
What a little gem! Those who think that Wes Craven only directs horror movies should witness him in true 'thriller' mode.
An apparently chance meeting in an airport check-in queue initiates a series of events that keep the viewers' eyes rooted firmly to the screen. Just when everything seems impossible - another clever ruse by Lisa (Rachel McAdams) saves the situation. And there are many impossible situations to be saved! Wes Craven gives Lisa a physically strong character that belies her outwardly fragile appearance - but all who know the incredible feats of physical strength that a woman can achieve to protect her nearest and dearest will realise the credibility of this.
The result is a fast moving, tense and unmissable thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Although the end is predictable, the means to the end is not - and it is this which maintains the suspense.
Cillian Murphy (Jackson) is superb as the sinister, menacing assassin who, thanks to his good looks and charm, initially fools Lisa into believing that he is a thoroughly nice young man. But when we realise the truth we remember that 'there was definitely something in his eyes...'
Watch this film and just......escape.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street.) utilities 30 years of directing experience and creates Red Eye. An intense, turbulent, psychological thriller. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dan
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice headbutt....(spoilers)
After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie!
Ordered this item as I enjoyed it first time on TV. Very happy to recommend, good tension thriller. Price very good value for money. Many thanks :-)
Published 3 months ago by Rue
5.0 out of 5 stars good film
took a while to understand wat it was all about but it was a good film when I got into it
Published 4 months ago by alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant short film
A great short film that has you involved from the start as the plot unfolds fast. Cillian is brilliant and very scary!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy but Good
I would recommend Red Eye if you want to watch a good cheesy thriller. It was jumpy in all the right places. Good film
Published 11 months ago by Amelia
4.0 out of 5 stars Pixie Power
[Spoilers Ahead]

You know the heroine is important because she walks fast through the airport while talking on her cell phone. Read more
Published 13 months ago by SuperPlagiarizer
3.0 out of 5 stars Red Eye
The film was not really what I had expected, but to be fair, it WAS a 12. I did like the characters within it and I liked the plot line itself, but I felt it could be a lot more... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Deidre
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film!
I love this film! It is one of my favourites…the twist is very good and it is a well thought out movie. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amber
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT THRILLER. ONE OF WES CRAVEN'S BEST FILMS.
This is an excellent thriller that boasts fantastic performances from its two leads. The movie is very well paced, well written and extremely entertaining. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ali M
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