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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.

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Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Yuet-Jan Hui | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Sydney Wells
Alessandro Nivola ... Dr. Paul Faulkner
Parker Posey ... Helen Wells
Rade Serbedzija ... Simon McCullough
Fernanda Romero ... Ana Christina Martinez
Rachel Ticotin ... Rosa Martinez
Obba Babatundé ... Dr. Haskins
Danny Mora ... Miguel
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Alicia
Brett A. Haworth Brett A. Haworth ... Shadowman
Kevin Phan Kevin Phan ... Tomi Cheung (as Kevin K.)
Tamlyn Tomita ... Mrs. Cheung
Esodie Geiger ... Nurse
Karen Elizabeth Austin Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Mrs. Hillman (as Karen Austin)
Ryan J. Pezdirc Ryan J. Pezdirc ... Nurse Room Attendant
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Don't Believe Your Eyes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oko See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,425,776, 3 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,418,697, 10 April 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,964,642
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite shooting the entire movie in New Mexico, approximately 1/3 of the movie was re-shot in Vancouver. See more »

Goofs

The music from Sidney's violin does not match her arm movement at all. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Remake of Gin gwai (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 5 in F Major (Spring), Op. 24
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Ceiri Torjussen
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It Could Have Been So Much More...
2 February 2008 | by applesauce91-2See 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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