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  • Summary: A supernatural thriller, which has redefined fear for Western audiences by offering a glimpse into Eastern rituals and attitudes surrounding death. (Fortissimo Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    A brilliant little exercise. As a horror movie, it packs one genuine scare after another, right up to the moment of its inconceivably ghastly end. As a mystery, it unfolds with an almost supernatural elegance. And as a metaphor for the movies themselves, it's truly exceptional.
  2. Although almost nothing about The Eye is surprising, the movie is nevertheless engrossing, as it mutates from horror movie to ghost story to psychological drama to disaster flick (a late, stunning twist). It casts a spell strong enough that viewers won't want to look away.
  3. Rarely has the basic nature of visual perception seemed so frightening.
  4. This moody Hong Kong thriller puts a stylish new spin on the old "Hands of Orlac" horror motif.
  5. It's unabashedly derivative and spooky enough to keep you up at night.
  6. 60
    For a while, it's a dark, insubstantial treat.
  7. 38
    Like the horror-flick hacks who infest Hollywood like termites, the Pangs don't build suspense, they assault the senses with twitchy photography and Danny's editing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Sep 24, 2012
    Mun is a girl of twenty blind since the age of two years, which, thanks to a corneal transplant from a donor unknown, regains his sight. After a while, however, Mun also begins to see visions of mysterious and very disturbing. In fact, now she is able to see the souls of the dead that in the beginning, since he could not yet see well, she mistook for real people. She not only sees dead people, but also creatures dressed in black and the pure white face that accompany the souls when they die. This will be the beginning of a nightmare for her. The movie the Pang brothers is formed by a cast of great actors. The plot is not very original, but the film works thanks to an excellent director who manages to combine the tension and fear with some really dramatic and moving. Expand
  2. M.Daye
    Feb 4, 2006
    Genuinely terrifying and, though it does borrow frequently from the archives of horror, there is a modern twist added which gives it a slight sci-fi touch. Expand
  3. ChadS.
    Jul 9, 2006
    Unlike the boy in "The Sixth Sense", Mun(Angelica Lee) doesn't try to help the dead people. Even though the ghosts seem relatively benevolent, the music suggests otherwise. In an elevator, an undead man is just standing there, but the score seems to indicate he wants to do Mun harm. Maybe he just wants her to press a button. There's also a set-piece that seems to have been lifted from "The Mothman Prophecies". Expand

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