(2005)

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71

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83
Entertainment Weekly
A good measure of the movie's white-knuckle fun comes from Craven's old-hand familiarity with the way thrillers tick.
80
Dallas Observer
May not seem to be your typical Wes Craven movie. It's not really horror, there are no marketable monsters, and unlike "Cursed," "Scream 3" and other recent Craven offerings, it's actually an enjoyable time at the movies.
80
A minimalist exercise in maximalist suspense.
75
Chicago Tribune
McAdams, who resembles a more compact and subtle Geena Davis, captures both the strength and the insecurity beneath her sharp-witted heroine's aim-to-please facade.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Red Eye has a devilish charm. It pulls just about every nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat trick imaginable, yet gets away with it through what is, admittedly, a clever and original gimmick.
70
Variety
Departing less from his horror bailiwick than he did with "Music Of The Heart" in 1999, Wes Craven retains shocks but dispenses with scares in the negligible Red Eye.
70
Village Voice
Craven's terror-alert white-knuckler is zippy, unpretentious.
70
The A.V. Club
If constructing a thriller could be likened to building a house, then Wes Craven's Red Eye is a perfect piece of architecture: It's clean-lined and soundly structured, without a foot of wasted space or any materials left unused.
63
ReelViews
A silly script and uneven pacing.
50
L.A. Weekly
Between them, first-time screenwriter Carl Ellsworth and director Wes Craven don't come up with a single clever way to generate suspense, and the movie's onboard atmosphere is so phony.

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