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The Eye (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 1 February 2008 (USA)
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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 »
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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 »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Renée Zellweger was cast as the lead but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Case 39 (2009). See more »

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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 »

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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Referenced in The International (2009) See more »

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Written by Alex Stiff and Marc Cazorla
Performed by The Frequency
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A totally unnecessary remake
1 March 2008 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

The Eye (2002) is an excellent horror film.That movie had a great atmosphere,an excellent performance from the main actress,some creepy moments which produced me some jumps and a disturbing but perfect ending.And the remake of The Eye lacks of all that important elements.If I have to summarize this movie in a few words,I would say:another crappy remake.This remakes MUST be stopped.This film does not have a good atmosphere,Jessica Alba does not show any of credibility on her role and the ''scary'' moments produced on me unintentional laughs.But,the worst element from this movie is that they changed the brilliant ending from the original film for a pathetic one.Alessandro Nivola is the only one of the cast who shows some enthusiasm and he added some points to this poor movie.Maybe,the people who did not see the original movie will appreciate the film more.But,for me,The Eye (2008) is a crappy movie with cheap thrills.Like I said before,these remakes MUST be stopped.


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