Red Eye

Directed By: Wes Craven Starring: Cillian Murphy Rachel McAdams

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Product Overview

Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying.

Moments after takeoff, Lisa's seatmate, Jackson (Cillian Murphy), menacingly reveals the real reason he's on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security... and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her own father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson. Trapped within the confines of the jet at 30,000 feet, Lisa has nowhere to run and no way to summon help without endangering her father, her fellow passengers and her own life. As the miles tick by, Lisa knows she is running out of time as she desperately looks for a way to thwart her ruthless captor and stop a terrible murder.

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Studio Dreamworks SKG TV
SKU 202054781
UPC 678149447224
UPC 14 00678149447224
Format DVD
Release Date 1/26/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Airplanes
Flying
Romance
Suspense
Terrorism
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note What at first seems like a romantic connection between two attractive strangers (Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams) who meet on a red-eye flight to Miami turns dark and deadly in this Wes Craven-directed suspense thriller.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[An] effective button pusher of a fright film..." 08/26/2005 p.41-42
Directors
Wes Craven
Actors
Cillian Murphy
Rachel McAdams
Cast & Crew
Brian Cox - Actor
Bruce Alan Miller - Production Designer
Carl Ellsworth - Screenplay
Carl Ellsworth, et. al. - Story By
Chris Bender, et. al. - Producer
Cillian Murphy - Actor
Jayma Mays - Actor
Jeanne Algood, et. al. - Executive Producer
Marco Beltrami - Original Music By
Rachel McAdams - Actor
Robert D. Yeoman - Cinematographer
Stuart Levy, et. al. - Editor
Wes Craven - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 94472
UPC 00678149447224
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Red Eye belongs to the genre in which a director attempts to sustain a heightened level of suspense for long enough that the audience will not notice how incredibly stupid the screenplay is. Alfred Hitchcock was a master at this--although some of the scripts he worked with were masterpieces, one could argue that his true skill as a filmmaker was evident with those that weren't. More recently, Phone Booth and Cellular achieved success by doing as much as possible with a thin and implausible premise. Wes Craven's Red Eye is more of a mixed bag. There are stretches during the course of this 85-minute long motion picture when the director elevates the tension to an acceptable plateau, but there are also occasions when too much of the narrative seeps through and we see the seams in the storytelling.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Wes Craven's Red Eye is movie that wants to be a good thriller, and moves competently, even relentlessly, toward that goal. It's helped enormously by Rachel McAdams, whose performance is convincing because she keeps it at ground level; thrillers are invitations to overact, but she remains plausible even when the action ratchets up around her. When she's stalking a terrorist with a hockey stick, she seems like a real woman stalking a real terrorist with a real hockey stick. It's not as easy as it sounds.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Digital Stereo; Dolby Surround Sound, Featurettes, Commentary, Previews, English, Spanish French Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Mcadams,Rachel
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Bill Diehl, ABC Radio A Killer of a Thriller.
Bill Bregoli, WESTWOOD ONE A Taut, Tense, White-Knuckle Ride From The Master - Wes Craven.
Bill Handelsman, KPFK Radio Red Eye is a first-rate, edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller graranteed to keep your eyes wide open.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The gripping, seat-clutching suspense in this baby will pin you to your seat.

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