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The Eye (2008)

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A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world. Remake of the Hong Kong film "Jian Gui".

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The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Written by Genesis Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.

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Don't Believe Your Eyes. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£704,655 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

£1,783,992 (UK) (16 May 2008)
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Trivia

Just like the original The Eye (2002), the story takes its source from a real event, that of a young woman who committed suicide shortly after undergoing a cornea transplant, though she seemed to be living a perfectly normal and healthy life. See more »

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During the scene when Sydney witnesses the fire in her apartment, a man grabs her arm and drags her forward. Later, when we see the burn marks on her arm, the mark of the man's palm is on the wrong side, as if he dragged her backwards. See more »

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Teen on Skateboard: Oh, shit. Thanks. I didn't see that.
Sydney Wells: Neither did I.
Sydney Wells: [voice-over while Sydney walks in the street and settles in a café] People say seeing is believing, but for me, that's not entirely true. I lost my sight when I was five years old. Those memories of what I have seen have faded so much that I doubt I'd even recognize myself anymore. Now I see using my other senses. I can smell the rain before it drops, but I can't watch it fall. I can feel the sun on my face, but I can't see it rise...
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A Solid 7 out of 10.
8 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed The Eye. I took my 13 year old and one of his friends to see this movie. I don't believe it was gory enough for their age group. I recently saw the original Japanese version on t.v. The Japanese version is better but this was a good movie. Lots of gotcha moments without the over done gore. The acting was good. Would have been nice to see the romantic aspect played up more between Alba's character and the the doctor. The Eye stayed very true to the original story line but with fresh interpretations. If you liked The Grudge you will like this movie as well. But again, I feel that the Japanese versions are better. Just a good all round scary movie. I will watch it again when it comes out on DVD.


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