The Eye

User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20

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  1. ChadS.
    Jul 9, 2006
    5
    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 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
  2. Lauren
    Mar 30, 2005
    5
    Although it starts out promisingly creepy, The Eye fails to deliver any real scares after about half-way through the movie, when strange leaps of logic are required to follow the plot. The ending, especially, leaves much to be desired. Oh, and the soundtrack was distractingly bad.
  3. HarryV.
    Jul 15, 2003
    5
    The trailer was scarier.
  4. Jeff
    Jul 12, 2004
    4
    The reason this movie doesn't work is the outlandish premise. It's completely ridiculous-- a cornea transplant giving a young woman supernatural powers? I rented the movie to see if it could be pulled off. It can't. The spooky moments are highly reminiscent of the sixth sense, but serve mainly as distractions for half the movie. The story involving Ling comes too late, The reason this movie doesn't work is the outlandish premise. It's completely ridiculous-- a cornea transplant giving a young woman supernatural powers? I rented the movie to see if it could be pulled off. It can't. The spooky moments are highly reminiscent of the sixth sense, but serve mainly as distractions for half the movie. The story involving Ling comes too late, proceeds too quickly, and as a result the film's core tension is resolved too simplistically. The film becomes downright silly after they leave Ling's house. The love story between the doctor and the main character is fabricated, feels jammed in. I did not like this movie. Expand
  5. BenW.
    Oct 28, 2003
    5
    A visually stunning, but incredibly boring rip-off of 'The Sixth Sense', sans the great performances, nail-biting suspense, or anything that made 'The Sixth Sense' a brilliant film in the first place. I can't think of a single reason why anybody would want to see this poorly acted, completely fabricated PIECE OF ......
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 50
    The Eye is a feast to behold, but it lacks substance and will leave most viewers wholly unsatisfied.
  2. The Pangs are at their best playing in the style sandbox, creating shivery imagery and eerie moods while exploring nothing deeper than irony and unease, as their climax so effectively demonstrates.
  3. This moody Hong Kong thriller puts a stylish new spin on the old "Hands of Orlac" horror motif.