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The Eye

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Jessica Alba sees dead people in blah horror film.

Movie PG-13 2008 97 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Proof watch if violence is your concern

If your kids enjoy scary movies then this is the one for them. There is no sex and as for nudity, you get to see the top of Jessica Alba's butt crack and thats it. For language, it has one use of the word "Sh*t" If violence is your concern, you might want to proof watch this one because there are many violent scenes. One of which has a girl hanging herself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Yet another remake of a popular Asian horror film (2002's Gin gwai), THE EYE is long on smart camerawork, short on intelligent dialogue, and undone by a finale that's more hectic than ironic. After the action moves to Mexico, the film lurches from a particular type of spooky flick (shadows and blurs, fear of the unknown) into something more banal: a cautionary tale about crossing the border. The self-involved, privileged Sydney pays scant attention to the violence and poverty that make up life in the pueblo, convinced that her salvation, her reclamation of her life, is the most important thing.

The film's visual tricks are plainly indebted to the Hong Kong original, full of effectively distorted figures and shadowed hallways. But once the line is clearly drawn between subjective and objective worlds, the film pretty much collapses.

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