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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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You Won't Believe Her 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

Xavier Palud and David Moreau's second feature film and first American film. They were offered the job thanks to the success of their French horror film Them (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Sydney and Paul walk over to the Mexican child to ask him about the fire, in the shot of Paul talking to him, you can clearly see the cameraman's shadow cast on the ground to the right. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Purple Bamboo
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Arrangement by Cheng Yu
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It Could Have Been So Much More...
2 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted this movie to be good. Really. I think Jessica Alba is an extremely talented actress, and I had high hopes for this movie. J horror remake, interesting premise, Jessica Alba...sounds good so far.

But this movie left me disappointed in when I saw it last night. The movie relies on cheap thrills that aren't frightening to the mature moviegoer. I should have expected this, as it was rated PG-13, but the theatre full of screaming 11 year olds at every jump was quite irritating.

When it was all over, The Eye left me wanting more. The only thinking and mystery in the movie is done for you and the "science-talk" from Alba seems unrealistic. It relies on loud noises and horror movie clichés at every turn. The Eye is a definite popcorn movie. It may be entertaining for younger viewers, but if you want a deeper and more engaging story, look elsewhere.


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