Eagle Eye Movie Review

The action/thriller Eagle Eye releases on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2008. Starring Shia LaBeouf as twins Jerry Damon Shaw and Ethan W. Shaw and Michelle Monaghan as single mother Rachel Holloman, two strangers thrown together by mysterious phone calls from an unknown female voice.

After his twin brother Ethan is killed in an automobile crash, Jerry stops by the ATM machine to discover a huge amount of money is now in his account. He returns home to find his apartment full of strange boxes, which he opens to discover weapons, arms, explosives and poisons.
His phone rings and a female voice begins to issue instructions which lead him to Rachel. The mysterious voice threatens Jerry and Rachel and forces them into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move: cell phone, computers, video surveillance, satellites, and other automated systems.

Can Jerry and Rachel unravel the mystery, save Rachel’s son, and escape with their lives before the Declaration of Independence-spouting computer takes out the leaders of our country?

This is not a bad movie, but it fell short of being a good one. On the plus side, Eagle Eye is an adrenaline rush in what amounts to one long chase scene where cars crash, police cars are crushed, and many, many things go boom, so if you enjoy edge-of-your-seat tension (Steven Spielberg served as executive producer), Eagle Eye provides some. Fans of Terminator and I Robot will probably enjoy this sci-fi look at a national defense computer gone awry.
However, the story is derivative, and although LaBeouf, Monaghan, and Billy Bob Thornton all provide some good moments on-screen, viewers are never fully engaged. Still, Eagle Eye is not a bad flick, and done without cussing or sexual content. There is some violence, and a disturbing scene where a man is fried by electrical wires, but most of the violence is both implied and hidden by explosions and crashes without gore. Appropriate for teens who probably see worse on their video screens.
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Ending
Gag Reels
and behind the scenes looks at Washington DC and the making of Eagle Eye
Rating: PG-13
Studio: Dreamworks Video
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2008
Run Time: 118 minutes

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