Eagle Eye 2008 PG-13 CC

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Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) and Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) star as strangers ripped from their ordinary lives when they are "activated" as part or a high-tech assassination plot. Through blistering chases and shocking twists they try to escape - but where do you go when the enemy is everywhere?

Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director D.J. Caruso
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan
Supporting actors Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Ethan Embry, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Azizi, Cameron Boyce, Lynn Cohen, Bill Smitrovich, Charles Carroll, William Sadler, Deborah Strang, Dariush Kashani, Sean Kinney, Bob Morrisey, J. Patrick McCormack, Lorenzo Eduardo, Madylin Sweeten
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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51 of 62 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 1, 2009
Format: DVD
The Bourne Ultimatum (Widescreen Edition) and Minority Report (Widescreen Edition) both produced similar moments which I really dug, in which a near omniscient character guides his/her fleeing companion and does so with such exquisite timing and pinpoint accuracy that capture is thereby avoided (Jason Bourne in one film, that psychic chick in the other). EAGLE EYE is one extended version of these two moments, and, guess what, it doesn't get old.

I guess this could happen, government voyeurism, what with how advanced technology's gotten. In fact, I've no doubt this is happening right now. EAGLE EYE presents a twisty plot, the soup of which blends Big Brother paranoia, the techno thriller, the shadow of terrorism, a whiff of Skynet, and the classic man on the run theme. EAGLE EYE tells of two strangers - Jerry Shaw, the slacker copy boy (excuse me, "copy associate") from Copy Cabana and Rachel, the stressed single mom/paralegal - suddenly flung together by a mysterious (and dang pushy) female who gives them brisk instructions over their cell phones, forcing them to frenetically run and jump around, drive like they've got to use the bathroom, hold up a pair of security guards for a briefcase (of which contents are a letdown, by the way), and even sneak onboard a military cargo plane. And those are just for starters...

The most intriguing part of the film, for me, was learning what was up with the voicy voice, who's cornered Jerry by framing him as a terrorist and cornered Rachel by threatening to kill her son.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By barry VINE VOICE on April 28, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I must admit most of this review will be based on my second viewing of this film. Both viewings were on blu ray but the first time I had high expectations. The story line intrigued me and I am a huge Shia LaBeouf fan. With the first viewing I didn't like it very much. I liked Shia but I thought the story line pushed the limits and was just too unbelievable for me. It looked great in blu ray but I was disappointed.

Well, we all know that our experiences when we have expectations can sometimes be altered. I love blu ray, have consistently read how EAGLE EYE is one of the best films to utilize blu ray to its full effect so now, many months after my first viewing I purchased EAGLE EYE. I wanted to have it for I do want to own every Shia LaBeouf film and I am so grateful I did. This time I sat back with my home theater system with no expectations and was on the edge of my seat from beginnig to end. Knowing the plot and having no expectations allowed me to just view it and amazingly the plot suddendlty made sense, caught me up from beginning to end and I enjoyed myself immensely.

Kudos first must go to the acting. Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Billy Bob Thornton all up the ante with their acting chops. These characters are believable and it is refreshing to have the male and female lead not get romantically involved. It brings more of a sense of relity to the film. This film is directed and acted with respect to the story and it is very believable once you get caught up. It is also filled with amazing action sequences and they were all right - blu ray is the only real way to enjoy this film to is full effect. The video presentation is an amazingly crisp 1080p. Colors and clarity are perfection.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Caleb Williams on December 14, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Remember 40 years ago, there was a movie brought out called 2001: A Space Odyssey and it is long considered one of Stanley Kubricks greatest works? Well in that movie it contained a short story involving an advanced computer called HAL, who gained independent intelligence and tried to eliminate all astronauts on board his space station. That idea has been parodied and ripped off so many times it's laughable, with the TV shows such as The Simpsons and Futurama giving their own parody of it along with the most recent movie Stealth using the idea as a basis for their own movie. Hell, it even sort of looked like HAL and if that's not a ripoff I don't know what is, seriously.

Eagle Eye is no exception to that rule as it takes the HAL idea of a powerful computer killing people and taking control and puts a terrorism twist on it. Jerry Shaw is the twin brother of Ethan Shaw, a soldier we're first lead to believe is killed in some form of action. After that event Jerry gets home to his apartment to find it's filled with munitions supplies and explosive chemicals. He receives a call from a female telling him the FBI are about to enter his apartment to arrest him and to get out. On the other side, Rachel Holloman gets a call from the same woman who tells her that her son Sam will be killed unless she follows the instructions. Jerry is caught by the FBI the first time, but the woman on the phone who's hacked into all United States networks breaks him out by smashing a crane into the building allowing Jerry an escape route. Jerry winds up with Rachel and it now leads into a chase/mission for them to try and save their own necks by following the womans instructions and keep from getting caught by the FBI who suspect them of being Cyber Terrorists.
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