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EAGLE EYE (2008) Graphic Review

  • By John Robert
  • 26 Sep, 2008

This less than stellar thriller is a tale of caution. The same cell phone that Rachel uses to stay in touch with her son becomes the instrument that is used to control her. And so it is with all the THINGS in our life. Former Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin once said, “Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.” True enough!

Let this film be a reminder to have an Eagle Eyefor OTHERS, not THINGS. The Sermon on the Mount comes to mind: Love God, love others, and don’t let concern for things dominate you.

"Eagle Eye" is a race-against-time thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Billy Bob Thornton. Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations – using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country's most wanted fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening – and more importantly, why.

Release date: September 26, 2008
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: D.J. Caruso
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, and for language)
Screenwriters: John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz, Dan McDermott
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton
Genre: thriller

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