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      The Eye

      PG-13 Released Feb 1, 2008 1 hr. 37 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      22% 77 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score Blind for most of her life, concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is the recipient of a double corneal transplant that restores her sight at long last. With the help of her doctor (Alessandro Nivola) and sister (Parker Posey), she learns to see again. Soon, however, frightening visions convince her that a terrifying alternate world exists, and only she can see it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Featuring wooden performances and minimal scares, The Eye is another tedious remake of an Asian horror film.

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      MasaHiro X Uuugghhhhh… this film, what to even say??? other than despite it being a remake it's horrible, writing and cgi are just there, Jessica Alba acts as the most bland, most trope riddled character, the doctor character is a cardboard cut out, far from what the original character was in the 2002 Hong Kong Singaporean original…. this film suffers from being a remake, if you're wondering why hollywood has troubles today, it's because of poor financial decisions like this… There's nothing really scary and horror about this film, no love, no care and made solely for profit… one good or interesting thing is that it just exists on some store shelves…. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Jelisije J A decent horror flick that doesn't insult my intelligence, but I'm not the biggest fan of horror movies and this movie is a predictable snore fest. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Jessica Alba in probably her only horror movie Truth be told this isn't an awful one She stars as a young woman Sydney who went blind as a kid and is now a violinist Her sister played by Parker Posey helps her from time to time She gets excited to learn she's getting an operation for a new pair of eyes It seems to be a miracle but she's seeing things that aren't really there; supernatural beings begin haunting her everywhere she goes Now it's up to her to find out who her donor was and put a stop to these horrific hallucinations after all its deadly circumstances that are not her own she's experiencing Sydney gets help from her doctor too It's actually one of the better Asian remakes And I'm happy the ending wasn't terrible There's well-timed scares, Alba is very sympathetic with the nuances knowing she wants to be normal again, and the reasoning for this woman's visions actually gets a bit interesting like it or not It is frightening too when we can become the unfortunate victim of someone else's pain and suffering from the afterlife, knowing we have no control over what we feel or see Some of the ghost effects look dodgy and anyone who has a phobia of eyes being messed with should stay clear; suspending some disbelief and some redundancy is expected too Not sure how much of it stays true to the source material but this still proves to be a worthy PG-13 horror flick Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a strange and uncomfortable movie. Acting and story were both bad Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/13/22 Full Review Audience Member Quite a bad movie. The plot is unconvincingly dumb, holes everywhere. I read the bed reviews but I just had to watch for myself. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/22 Full Review metal r I was expecting lots of violin! Pro musicians play a lot. There isn't much of that. The whole thing sucks. The actors are earnest, but I think maybe the writing and directing sucks as well as the cinematography? I'm not an amateur film critic but I'm sad now. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tim Grierson Screen International Jessica Alba may be easy on the eyes, but a lack of dramatic heft makes her hard on The Eye. Jul 23, 2008 Full Review Neil Smith BBC.com With every twist of the second-hand plot telegraphed far in advance, you don't need to be clairvoyant to see where this is going. Rated: 2/5 Apr 25, 2008 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety Effectively creepsome until it bogs down somewhat in plot explication. Apr 25, 2008 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Along with Posey's disappointing turn here, Nivola is uncomfortably weak. Rated: 1.5/4.0 Sep 7, 2020 Full Review Scott Weinberg TheHorrorShow Takes a B-minus import and turns it into a D-minus retread. Aug 28, 2015 Full Review Steve Newton Georgia Straight Brothers Danny and Oxide Pang's unnerving spook show from 2002 has been translated into a clunky, aimless interpretation that leaves you with just one overpowering thought: are Jessica Alba's lips for real? Rated: 1/5 Feb 16, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Blind for most of her life, concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is the recipient of a double corneal transplant that restores her sight at long last. With the help of her doctor (Alessandro Nivola) and sister (Parker Posey), she learns to see again. Soon, however, frightening visions convince her that a terrifying alternate world exists, and only she can see it.
      Director
      David Moreau, Xavier Palud
      Executive Producer
      Mike Elliott, Don Granger, Michelle Manning
      Screenwriter
      Sebastian Gutierrez, Hillary Seitz
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Paramount Vantage, Cruise-Wagner Productions, Lionsgate, Capital Arts Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Violence/Terror|Disturbing Content)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 1, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 9, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $31.4M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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