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Eagle Eye

A 2008 movie starring Shia LaBeouf

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The eagle has landed

  • Dec 21, 2008
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… with a thud!

While this movie gets high marks for almost non-stop action and cute lead characters, the high-tech plot is so outrageous that you'll have to catch your jaw before it hits the floor.

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. The President of the United States makes a hasty decision which causes a big backlash and many retaliatory casualties. (Okay, maybe some parts aren't that far-fetched after all)

2. Big sister is watching

3. Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) comes back from his brother's funeral to find that his bank account has been mysteriously enriched, and his apartment full of packages that didn't come from Amazon.com

4. Unlike Neo in The Matrix, he fails to heed a mysterious warning over the telephone, and finds himself answering to the FBI (Billy Bob Thornton) and the Air Force (Rosario Dawson)

5. Before long, he's running at breakneck speed to do the bidding of a mysterious female voice, and is joined by a single mother named Rachel (Michelle Monaghan)

6. Large stretching of the imagination required from here in

7. High speed chases and lots of computer hi-jinks follow

8. Lame ending signals end of movie

This techno-thriller is just fine for action-junkies who can suspend disbelief in exchange for a fast-paced thriller with attractive young stars, but try not to stop and think about the plot too much.

Amanda Richards

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March 27, 2009
I just saw this movie. What a stinker. Your comments are right-on!
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Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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This film will have you on the edge of your seat. I loved Shia in it :)
review by . August 21, 2009
What benefits this movie is the emotionality of the two characters, despite the fact that it's all very contrived and manipulated when you look at it after the fact. During, however, you can connect to the two main characters enough to be able to enjoy scenes where the plot doesn't progress, but the characters are fleshed out beyond initial assumptions.       That's not to say that they turn into fully 3-dimensional characters that people will be espousing lyrical praise for, …
review by . October 24, 2009
Nicely paced thriller with a what-if scenario which was not the freshest but still entertaining. The characters were nicely fleshed out through believable motivation and the skill of the actors. As far as family friendly viewing, it was pretty mild without overt gore, excessive raw language or lewdness. The suspense might be too much for some, but overall this was a pretty good flick.
review by . March 27, 2009
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is an ordinary young man who works at a copy center who suddenly finds himself on the run from the FBI.   A woman's voice on the phone has him racing all over the place and facing death at every turn.  Running with him is a young mother (Michelle Monaghan) who is told her son will be killed if she and Jerry don't do what they're told.  They make their way to Washington, D.C. and finally find out who is controlling their every move. I've enjoyed …
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I write reviews for a hobby. Most of my reviews are short and to the point, on account of my short attention span. I try to make my reviews both informative and entertaining, and sometimes I succeed. … more
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Eagle Eye is an action/thriller film released in September 2008. It was directed by D.J. Caruso and stars Shia LaBoeuf and Michelle Monaghan.

The film features LaBoeuf and Monaghan as a young man and single mother, respectively, who are tormented and blackmailed by an anonymous caller into carrying out plans for a possible terrorist act.

Eagle Eye received mixed reviews from critics but performed generally well at the box office, grossing more than $170 million worldwide. It was released on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 28, 2008.
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Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 118 minutes
Studio: Dreamworks

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