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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 190 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 190

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  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. Bravo, Wes Craven.
  2. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    In an age of over-saturated and exhausted thrillers, Wes Craven is able to bring us a much needed fresh one. Red Eye isn't the typical Wes Craven-horror flick, it's much more. Cillian Murphy is devastatingly good and Rachel McAdams is charming as ever.
  4. 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 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+
  5. Jul 19, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is a cool thriller about a hotel employee who gets wrapped up in a conspiracy. The acting is
    clever and Wes Craven proves with this movie that he hasn't lost his thrilling touch.
  6. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is a clever thriller that has the characters confined for most of the movie, it is very thrilling.
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  7. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    Red Eye delivers many thrills via Wes Craven and taut acting from the cast.
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  8. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is an intense thriller that is similar to Phone Booth. The movie bombards the audience with thrills.
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  9. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Red Eye is a tense thriller.

    Lisa works in a hotel and she ends up taking the red eye flight home.

    She meets a stranger in the airport terminal before she boards her flight.

    Then she meets him on the plane again.

    His seat his right next to hers. They both act surprised when they meet again.

    It turns out he sets up assassinations for certain people.

    He needs her to change a room number for a political figure.

    Once the person switches rooms then the assassins can pull off the assassination.

    She doesn't believe him and he puts her through the ringer to follow through with this.

    He instructs her that if she doesn't comply her dad will be murdered.

    He tells her that a hit man is lurking outside his house with a knife.

    She foils his plans in the end but the movie has many surprises until then.

    Lisa calls her colleague at the hotel and she saves the political figure and his family.

    Near the end Lisa and Jack have a showdown at her house.

    She escapes the plane but he tracks her to the house.

    He knows she'll show up there to check on her father.

    One of my favourite thrillers that has a thrill a minute.
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  10. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is one of Wes Craven's best movies. It is uber scary, underrated and has an ingenious plot.
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  11. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    A tightly wound thriller that will captivate you, Wes Craven proved he still had his skill with this movie.
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  12. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    One of the best thrillers of 2005.
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  13. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is an astounding thriller that is well shot and acted. The movie has clever techniques and an original screenplay. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::
  14. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Red Eye has a witty script and skilled performances from Rachael Mcadams and Cillian Murphy.
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  15. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Red Eye is a high energy thriller similar to the style of Phone Booth.
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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. Red Eye has a devilish charm. It pulls just about every nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat trick imaginable, yet gets away with it through what is, admittedly, a clever and original gimmick.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Departing less from his horror bailiwick than he did with "Music Of The Heart" in 1999, Wes Craven retains shocks but dispenses with scares in the negligible Red Eye.
  3. 70
    Craven's terror-alert white-knuckler is zippy, unpretentious.