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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The gripping, seat- clutching suspense in this baby will pin you to your seat. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Favoring precision filmmaking over cheap thrills, with a vibe more Alfred Hitchcock than Freddy Krueger, Red Eye establishes two intelligent characters and lets audiences sit back and enjoy an entertaining battle of brains and wills. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Unfortunately, Red Eye goes from being a powerful thriller to a far more predictable story of revenge. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Murphy, in the boogeyman role, toggles between seductive and sinister with enough conviction to make you forget that his character makes no sense at all. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie is fun, fun, fun. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt 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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Helped enormously by Rachel McAdams, whose performance is convincing because she keeps it at ground level; thrillers are invitations to overact, but she remains plausible even when the action ratchets up around her. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Craven ("Scream," "Nightmare on Elm Street") is already a legend in horror film circles, but this is the first time he has tried his hand at a slick, relatively bloodless suspense-thriller, and the genre suits him. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    In short, Red Eye hits the bull's-eye. show more

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