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The Eye

horror, thrillers

Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is blind and has been so since a childhood tragedy. After undergoing surgery to restore her sight she learns to see again. But soon after, unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
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Positive messages
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5 out of 5

Jessica Alba sees dead people in blah horror film.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this creepy horror film (which stars teen favorite Jessica Alba) features many suspenseful scenes full of ghosts, dead people, and shadows; these sequences are made scarier by the way the camera emulates Sydney's blurry vision. Violence includes explosions and fires in which people are burned. A brief scene shows Alba in the shower from the shoulders up, with her arm covering her breasts; another angle shows her crouched figure through a blurry door. Language is unusually mild for a PG-13 film.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the many U.S. remakes of Asian horror movies. How do these moody, strange films translate for American audiences? Why do you think their focus on spirits and hauntings is so popular? How do you think the remakes are similar to and different from the originals? Families can also discuss why Sydney might "miss" her blindness, even without the ghostly visitations?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It creates a good atmosphere, but no tension. The movie is just not memorable.

- Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: ...ultimately establishes itself as the most effective endeavor of its kind since 2005's Dark Water.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Effectively creepsome until it bogs down somewhat in plot explication.

- Dennis Harvey, Variety, Friday, April 25, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

So from my experiences, the original versions of theses from Japan, China, or wherever are usually better. But I will give Jessica Alba props on this one. She convinced me on this one. This movie wasnt overly scary but did have several shiver moments for me. The goosebump types.

- jmanard52, Friday, July 11, 2008

3 stars

I can see why people panned this one. I don't remember the original being up to a whole heap either, though (although I rented that one so long ago I am sure it was still on video tape, so as you can imagine, don't have a strong memory of it). This was passable, for what it was. Jessica Alba is fine in it, at times more convincing than other times, but she is not working with a lot, to be fair. There are some genuinely scary bits, but a lot of it is just lame, Ending a bit flat also. I would not say it is not worth watching at all, but it's certainly not one that I would urge anyone to seek out. If you have a quiet afternoon, and you like b-grade thriller/horror, give it a go.

- romy861, Sunday, March 21, 2010

3 stars

The story was good. And the twist (when the girl realize that the picture and her face doesn't match) was also good.

- 3niR, Wednesday, January 27, 2010