Palm Pictures | Release Date: June 6, 2003
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horcrux2007Dec 20, 2014
The movie starts out as a horror film, but the scares are mostly scattershot. Afterwards, the film transforms into a romance, drama, and mystery. It works much more as a tragic thriller because it is very heart-rending, engrossing, andThe movie starts out as a horror film, but the scares are mostly scattershot. Afterwards, the film transforms into a romance, drama, and mystery. It works much more as a tragic thriller because it is very heart-rending, engrossing, and suspenseful. Recommended for Asian cinema connoisseurs. Expand
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Mad_Hatter91Sep 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, nowMun 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
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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 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". Collapse
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M.DayeFeb 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.
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LaurenMar 30, 2005
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, 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. Expand
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JeffJul 12, 2004
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 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
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TheElusivePossomApr 5, 2004
This was very scary. Certain scenes really made me jump more than a jumping bean on prozac. Beware the elevator and the murmuring granny!
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DaveB.Mar 16, 2004
I watched the dvd on 5.1 surround sound last night and it scared the bejesus out of me. "It's this year's The Sixth Sense...Mysterious & Satisfying...one of the best Forno's (Foreign film) i have ever seen." Go see this movie I watched the dvd on 5.1 surround sound last night and it scared the bejesus out of me. "It's this year's The Sixth Sense...Mysterious & Satisfying...one of the best Forno's (Foreign film) i have ever seen." Go see this movie in theatres if you can or rent it AND TURN THE VOLUME UP! Expand
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BillS.Feb 24, 2004
I really liked this movie. Angelica Lee is very attractive, which makes the movie work. The atmospherics were right on. Horror fans will delight in this film.
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KenG.Nov 5, 2003
Sure, it references other films (The Sixth Sense, The Ring, The Others), but that does not diminish its poetic scares and images...and a cool and satisfying (and different) twist at the very end. You won't soon forget this one.
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BenW.Oct 28, 2003
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 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 ...... Expand
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HarryV.Jul 15, 2003
The trailer was scarier.
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PhatmanJun 24, 2003
Some very scary parts.
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WJPLinJun 22, 2003
What US critics do not realize is that films like that are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong and Singapore. And for those of us who can actually understand the Cantonese and garbled Mandarin dialogue, it's a truly awful film whose nauseating What US critics do not realize is that films like that are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong and Singapore. And for those of us who can actually understand the Cantonese and garbled Mandarin dialogue, it's a truly awful film whose nauseating cheap awfulness and crappiness is disguised to US audiences underexposed to films of this genre. English-speaking audiences will not realize that the actors are actually not from a single country, and are cross-speaking to each other in whatever their native tongue is, resulting in a terrible mish-mash, like those pathetic Euromutt films where British actors are speaking English to their French co-stars, who reply in French. In this case it's worse because it's not even dubbed over. And if you are from Singapore, you will recognize the cheap, has-been television soap opera actors from the 80's that they brought to star in this low budge production. The fact that the actors got awards for their performance testifies what everyone already knows: that Asian film making is at its lowest point in its history. There is simply no competition for the awards so it's quite easy to win. American audiences ignorant of these glaring factors are refreshed by cheesyness posing as kitch. For a Chinese viewer, it's just another god-awful Asian rip-off of "The Sixth Sense" (several Hong Kong films have already been produced with the exact same premises after the success of the Hollywood version), with as much attention to quality control as the mainland Chinese vendors who distribute copies of the latest pirated Hollywood movie. A film this unimaginative and poorly made should not be offered mass distribution in the US. National critics would never have forgiven Hollywood if it made this film, why be extra generous just because it came from the East? Expand
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PhillipK.Jun 7, 2003
"The Eye" deserves a spot on anyone's top 20 list of scare flicks. A young blind woman is gifted with sight for the first time after a corneal transplant (can they do this now?) but the gift comes with the ability to see (and hear, "The Eye" deserves a spot on anyone's top 20 list of scare flicks. A young blind woman is gifted with sight for the first time after a corneal transplant (can they do this now?) but the gift comes with the ability to see (and hear, oddly enough) ghostly apparitions. This film is shot with a tremendous consideration for style, composition, lighting, and effects. As an "arthouse" film it pack a visual wallop. And its bang-up ending couldn't be more satisfying (big-budget FX sequences are no longer the exclusive domain of Hollywood...). But it also has a lot of heart - it takes time to explore how she is affected internally by witnessing these daily horrors, and there are some truly sad developments in the story. But what really makes this film stand out are the ghost encounters. Easily, at least two scenes in "The Eye" are among the most goosebump-inducing, spine-chilling moments of fright you'll ever see. Credit goes to the editing, the sound designers who provide a shrill backdrop of shivering metallic ambience that keeps you well-chilled throughout the film, and to the directors' faith in the terror potential of very simple images. The score is marked by a hard-driving percussion that seems unusual for some scenes but, as it turns out, really reinforces the film's intensity. Most films in this genre just can't produce this tension level. Yes, some will say it's derivative of much other previously explored territory, but don't let that stop you from subjecting yourself to some truly memorable moments of fright. A must-see for genre fans, and an enlightener for those who eschew such films. Expand
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