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Two unsuspecting Americans are separately drawn into a conspiracy by a mysterious woman they have never met, but who seems to know their every move. By the time they discover her frightening identity, they have become her unwitting accomplices in a diabolical assassination plot.
Thriller - This is an action thriller aimed at a young adult audience. This is
a big showcase for star Shia LaBeouf; fans of other name stars in the
cast such as Billy Bob Thornton may be disappointed by their more
limited screen time.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 15 S-words, 5 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Some fights and hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases, explosions, fights, gunplay. COMEDY: Some comic dialogue.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Should this film be a huge box office success, it will stand as a sad testament to how low the bar for cinematic entertainment has been set.
Roger EbertFull Review Average This film contains not a single plausible moment after the opening sequence, and that's borderline. It's not an assault on intelligence. It's an assault on consciousness.
USA TodayFull Review Average Eagle Eye is a terrorist thriller that isn't so much suspenseful as overbearing.
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At the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon, Secretary of
Defense Geoff Callister is at the center of a critical decision: whether to bomb an
important target, a wanted Afghan terrorist. Without total confirmation of his
identity, the President orders the attack to proceed at what appears to be a
funeral. The bombing triggers a rise in terrorist animosity against the U.S. from
overseas, as well as a possible threat from within. . .
In Chicago, a 23-year-old slacker named Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf), an
employee at the local Copy Cabana shop, is suddenly called home – his identical
twin brother, Ethan, an Air Force public relations officer and pride of the family,
has been killed in a car accident.
Meanwhile, single mom Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) is sending
her 8-year-old son, Sam, off to Washington, D.C., to play trumpet with his school
band at the Kennedy Center – their first separation. During a night out with the
girls, she receives an odd call on her cell phone: a strange woman telling Rachel
to follow her instructions implicitly or Sam – now unexpectedly visible on a wall
of TV screens across the street – will die.
Upon his return to Chicago, Jerry finds his normally empty bank account
now contains $750,000, and his sparsely furnished apartment is crammed with
do-it-yourself terrorist supplies. He, too, receives a call from the same woman,
warning him to run or he'll be arrested. Before he can leave, he is apprehended.
In an FBI interrogation room, Agent Thomas Morgan (Billy Bob
Thornton) questions the young man, who insists he has been framed. When he is
left alone in an office, Jerry is once again contacted by the mysterious woman,
who frees him by swinging a nearby construction crane to crash through the
window and instructs him to jump.
He is led by the woman to a Porsche Cayenne – where Rachel, whom he
has never met, is waiting for him. Suspicious of each other from the start, they
soon realize they are both at the mercy of this strangely disembodied voice, who
is tracking their every move, and has seemingly limitless control over their fates.