Movie Talk,  MovieMuse Reviews by Erin

Red Eye

In a Nutshell: Very good for a B-movie; not bad for a regular movie even. Worth renting, but don’t rush out and see it.

Quick Plot: Lisa just wants to get home to see her dad, and she’s rather anxious after her flight to Miami has been seriously delayed. After numerous run-ins with a charming stranger, she discovers she is sitting next to him on the plane. It is not a happy accident. If she does not help him to assassinate a high profile politician before they land, he will have her father killed. But what can she do about it at 30,000 feet?

In Detail: First off, let me dispel what seems to be a common misconception about this film, which stems from a combination of the television commercial and the director. Yes, it is a Wes Craven film. Yes, it is a thriller. But NO, there are not *any* supernatural elements of any kind in this movie. I knew what the film was about before I saw the trailer, so I didn’t think anything of it. It was only when my brother commented on being surprised about them just being “normal” people, and then my husband commenting that it “doesn’t seem like your kind of movie” that I realized that the television commercial could be misleading if you didn’t know the plot, particularly when it is a Craven film. No demons, no “monsters,” just your average everyday wacko. 😉 Having said all of that, the film is quite tense. Not as tense as War of the Worlds, but well done none the less. I was willing to suspend disbelief until the very end, when things started getting a little out of hand. And one particular element of the ending was quite disappointing. Other than that, I’d say it’s worth seeing. Rent it, maybe, or catch it on television, but worth seeing none the less. A fun, brainless, rainy afternoon type flick.

Will I Buy It? No. Worth seeing once. That’s about it.