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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
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
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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

Awesome supernatural remake from 2002 Hong Kong horror film which is a tradition of The Sixth Sense meets Final Destination. Jessica Alba makes a fantastic performance as a young blind woman who, after undergoing experimental surgery to regain her sight, seeing freakish visions. Some scenes are so scary of what Alba sees in her vision. Horror remake of Hong Kong's 2002 Gin gwai (aka The Eye)

- deano, Sunday, May 16, 2010

2 stars

This film starts out feeling like a horror/thriller genre, but slowly develops into more of a mystery film. The acting is weak and the plot is predictable. The film also feels a little too much like The Sixth Sense.

- shawnewing92, Monday, March 14, 2011

4 stars

Jessica Alba played an excellent part in this movie, she was over the top. If this was the first and only movie I ever saw of hers I would think she was the best modern actress in movies today. A excellent movie theme. Sydney Wells is blind and she receives a cornea transplant, that's where he troubles begin, she starts seeing dead people, people be taken into death by shadow people, and the future. A great creepy movie. Worth 4 1/2 stars.

- bbcfloridabound, Wednesday, May 25, 2011