Saturday, March 23, 2013
Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Oh how I hate a wasted opportunity. Red Eye is a brilliant thriller right up until it kicks in with the third act. The whole movie by that point has been a carefully constructed nerve wrecker with Murphy's psychotic hitman keeping terrified McAdams hostage in her seat up on a plane. Once she finds her inner Sarah Connor and they get on the ground, it all goes to shit as Craven turns the film into a Scream-esque hide and seek. Such a shame and above all, a waste. Especially since Murphy brings his A-game. As he usually does.
Red Eye at IMDb