Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Will keep you awake, jittery and perched on the edge of your seat for pretty much the entire flight.
  2. 88
    The gripping, seat- clutching suspense in this baby will pin you to your seat.
  3. A good measure of the movie's white-knuckle fun comes from Craven's old-hand familiarity with the way thrillers tick.
  4. With so much going for it, it's sad that Red Eye goes into such a third-act tailspin and cliched slasher-flick finale.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 169 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 91
  2. Negative: 20 out of 91
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    9
    Engaging in plot and simple in its intensity, Red Eye is terrifying and absorbing simultaneously, hammering at the audience without remorse.Engaging in plot and simple in its intensity, Red Eye is terrifying and absorbing simultaneously, hammering at the audience without remorse. Bravo, Wes Craven. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    Horror Expert Wes Craven gives us red eye . one of the tempting , thrilling , compelling , airplane action movies ever to made violence oneHorror Expert Wes Craven gives us red eye . one of the tempting , thrilling , compelling , airplane action movies ever to made violence one hundred percent epic. Racheal Mcadams gives up a thrilling performance that was never seen since the classic tale of the Notebook , The Vow . Cillian Murphy's performance is actually the red eye it sparkles full of evil. Grade A+ Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Very good execution of the story. It was very believable and gripping. Cillian Murphy was the perfect bad guy and Rachel McAdams was the perfect victim. My favorite part was when Rachel McAdams escaped and Cillian Murphy was chasing her through the airport. Very well made and very entertaining thriller. Full Review »