Eagle Eye

September 26th, 2008

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Eagle Eye

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Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.6/10 (81,126 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: D.J. Caruso

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson

Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel?

Writers: John Glenn, Travis Wright

Shia LaBeouf - Jerry Shaw
Michelle Monaghan - Rachel Holloman
Rosario Dawson - Zoe Perez
Michael Chiklis - Defense Secretary Callister
Anthony Mackie - Major William Bowman
Ethan Embry - Agent Toby Grant
Billy Bob Thornton - Agent Thomas Morgan
Anthony Azizi - Ranim Khalid
Cameron Boyce - Sam Holloman
Lynn Cohen - Mrs. Wierzbowski
Bill Smitrovich - Admiral Thompson
Charles Carroll - Mr. Miller
William Sadler - Jerry's Dad
Deborah Strang - Jerry's Mom
Dariush Kashani - Translator

Taglines: If you want to live you will obey


Official Website: DreamWorks Pictures [France] | DreamWorks Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 26 September 2008

Filming Locations: 831 Francisco St, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $29,150,721 (USA) (28 September 2008) (3510 Screens)

Gross: $101,111,837 (USA) (28 December 2008)

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Did You Know?

Was released on DVD and Blu-ray only 3 months after its theatrical release date. The film opened on September 26 2008 and was released on video on December 26 2008.

Errors in geography: After they get in the van they are told to drive to Indianapolis on 77 E 56th Street. However 77 E 56th Street is in a neighborhood with homes, not office buildings as shown in the movie.

[first lines]
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User Review

Unoriginal but very entertaining

Rating: 8/10

In the plot of Eagle Eye,there are elements taken from the books written by William Gibson,the video game Portal and movies like Enemy of the State,I Robot and a long etcetera.But,in spite of that,I had a very good time watching this movie.There's no doubt it's unoriginal but the movie has an enormous energy that takes possession of the spectator,so the final experience is very entertaining.The action scenes are very well filmed : they are exciting and they feel realistic.The movie has a good tone because it never stops entertaining.The actors also did a good job.Shia LaBeouf,Michelle Monaghan,Billy Bob Thornton,Michael Chiklis and Rosario Dawson bring a lot of enthusiasm to their characters.I'm usually against the lack of originality but,there are some occasions in which,that fail is redeemed with a lot of good elements.Eagle Eye is one of that cases.I can easily recommend this movie.I had a very good time watching it and it did not bore me even a second.

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