Red Eye

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Overview

Terror rides the night skies in this thriller from horror auteur Wes Craven. Lisa Reisert Rachel McAdams is a young woman with more than her share of anxieties about flying. However, when circumstances demand she go to Miami, she gathers her nerves and books a seat on a late-night flight. Sitting next to her is a handsome and charming man named Jackson Cillian Murphy, whom she already met in the airport, but once their jet is safely in the air, Lisa discovers he's not the pleasant traveling companion she ...
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Overview

Terror rides the night skies in this thriller from horror auteur Wes Craven. Lisa Reisert Rachel McAdams is a young woman with more than her share of anxieties about flying. However, when circumstances demand she go to Miami, she gathers her nerves and books a seat on a late-night flight. Sitting next to her is a handsome and charming man named Jackson Cillian Murphy, whom she already met in the airport, but once their jet is safely in the air, Lisa discovers he's not the pleasant traveling companion she imagined. Jackson is part of a terrorist cell plotting to kill the head of Homeland Security, and he's decided to draft Lisa into helping him. While Lisa has no interest in abetting Jackson's plan, he soon reveals he's holding a trump card -- his compatriots are holding Lisa's father hostage, and will kill him if she doesn't cooperate. Red Eye was the first feature film credit for screenwriter Carl Ellsworth, who previously scripted episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Commentary by the Filmmakers, including Director Wes Craven; Get Inside the Mind of Wes Craven, the Master of Suspense; The Making of a Thriller at 30,000 Feet; - A behind-the-scenes featurette; Outtakes and Bloopers
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Following up on her comedic triumph in Wedding Crashers, the versatile Rachel McAdams makes her thriller debut in this gripping opus directed by veteran shudder film specialist Wes Craven. She plays Lisa Reisert, the resourceful customer service manager of a large hotel catering to government officials as well as visiting tourists. While flying home to vacation with her dad Brian Cox, Lisa is essentially kidnapped onboard the plane by a fellow passenger who calls himself Jackson Rippner Cillian Murphy, the creepy Scarecrow in Batman Begins. He's working for an unnamed terrorist group that aims to assassinate a Homeland Security bigwig who's about to check into Lisa's hotel, and he orders her to help facilitate the hit or lose her dad to a shooter lurking outside the Reisert home. It's a simple premise, but Craven develops it skillfully, without extraneous characters or time-wasting subplots. Once the basic situation is established, our attention is riveted on Lisa's plight: Trapped in an airplane with an admitted killer sitting next to her, can she possibly foil his plan without risking either her life or her father's? It's a tour de force for McAdams, who makes Lisa totally believable within the confines of a narrowly defined character. Murphy, too, is excellent, conveying oily charm and quiet menace with seeming effortlessness. Red Eye isn't a lengthy or complex thriller; it sustains suspense with constant forward motion, progressing seamlessly from one plot point to the next, and without a single superfluous scene. It's not unlike the very best B-movies of Hollywood's Golden Age, which told their formula-bound stories concisely. It's the best film Craven has directed in years.
All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Wes Craven's Red Eye is an efficient and professional claustrophobic thriller, boosted by a strong, simple premise (along the lines of Speed or Phone Booth) and the director's unassailable skill at creating suspense and sustaining tension. While the focus of the story is two passengers on a commercial flight engaging in a life-or-death battle of wits and will while seated beside each other, screenwriter Carl Ellsworth and Craven open things up by having other, minor characters just involved enough in the action, highlighting both Lisa's (Rachel McAdams) need to connect with an outsider to her ordeal and Jackson's (Cillian Murphy) need to keep her isolated on the crowded plane. Lisa, played for maximum sympathy and audience identification by McAdams, is a surprisingly rich character for such a film, and it's gratifying to watch her natural resourcefulness come to bear as she faces down her pragmatic captor. The way Jackson sees it, he's simply doing his job, and while Lisa's job requires her to salve egos and smooth over mishaps, Jackson arranges to have people killed. With his ice-blue eyes, Murphy is effectively charming and creepy by turns until the movie leaves the plane, at which point things get a bit too ludicrous (not that his elaborate plot is ever quite convincing to begin with) and his performance veers off in an unfortunate over-the-top direction as the cat-and-mouse finale becomes more entrenched in the tropes of the genre. The film's purposefully muddled politics don't help. Still, Red Eye offers an expertly made, enjoyably suspenseful movie experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • UPC: 883929313884
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,937

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel McAdams Lisa Reisert
Cillian Murphy Jackson
Brian Cox Joe Reisert
Jayma Mays Cynthia
Jack Scalia Charles Keefe
Colby Donaldson Head Secret Service Agent
Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director
Lisa Beach Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Chris Bender Producer
Ron Bolanowski Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Cahn Art Director
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Bonnie Curtis Executive Producer
Carl Ellsworth Original Story, Screenwriter
Dan Foos Original Story
Mary Claire Hannan Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Katzman Casting
Elizabeth Lapp Set Decoration/Design
Jim Lemley Executive Producer
Stuart Levy Editor
Patrick Lussier Editor
Marianne Maddalena Producer
Bruce A. Miller Production Designer
Mason Novick Executive Producer
J.C. Spink Executive Producer
Jim Steube Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Red Eye
1. Chapter 1 [6:31]
2. Chapter 2 [9:20]
3. Chapter 3 [3:47]
4. Chapter 4 [6:44]
5. Chapter 5 [3:47]
6. Chapter 6 [7:37]
7. Chapter 7 [4:42]
8. Chapter 8 [2:59]
9. Chapter 9 [1:18]
10. Chapter 10 [3:34]
11. Chapter 11 [4:52]
12. Chapter 12 [5:11]
13. Chapter 13 [3:44]
14. Chapter 14 [4:12]
15. Chapter 15 [6:42]
16. Chapter 16 [1:41]
17. Chapter 17 [8:19]
18. Chapter 18 [:00]
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Disc #1 -- Red Eye
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye - Oh Cillian how we love ye eyes

    I remembered I was on vacation visiting my favorite cousins and we all were trying to decide what to see in the theaters. We saw a trailer for Red Eye and I couldn't remember if I thought it looked good or not but after seeing it again it looked really good. We arrived at the theatre just in time when the movie started. The whole time my cousins and I kept on smiling whenever Cillian Murphy came on the screen. Don't get me started on his eyes. Rachel McAdams looks more mature and prettier with brown hair. My friends and I enjoyed the movie very much and couldn't stop talking about it especially Cillian Murphy and his gorgeous hypnotic blue eyes LOL. I even got the dvd and still never get tired of watching it. This is about Lisa who while on the red eye flight to miami meets Jackson Rippner and what seems to be like a romance turns into a thriller that involves having a room changed at the hotel she works at or her father will be killed. This is a really good movie and it takes place mostly on a plane. Wes Craven shows that he can do a thriller than his usual scary movies well with the exception of Scream of course. The movie has some jump out moments and is a little fast paced. Everyone did a good job especially the little girl and how she trips Jackson to give Lisa time to get away from him, oh man that was very smart and brave of her to do. The ending was good and don't worry Jackson lives. Too many good scenes to choose from but if I had to pick two they would be the the airport chase and they're at Lisa's house. I had no idea Cillian was irish, he did the american accent The only problem I have is that the film was short. The gag reel is funny and liked the behind the scenes. Thank you for choosing Red Eye, we hope you'll fly with us again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Taking the Red Eye

    This is the movie "Flightplan" should have been, suspensful, eerie, nerve racking. Though "Flightplan" marked a significant comeback for Jody foster, it didn't do very much in the way of nail biting suspense, and the ending lacked impact. "Red Eye" is a true creeper, and lived up to it's eerieness, with nerve shattering results, and it lived up to it's ending. In the tradtion of Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven takes us back to a time where there was no blood and guts to scare the life out of someone, but sheer terror, and the thought that someone is watching you was enough to put the audience on the edge of the seats. True suspense/horror at it's best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    I have watched this movie over and over. You never get enough of Cillian Murphy who is the most amazing actor around today. In every one of his movies he gives an astonishing performance and this is no exception. Check out all of his other movies, you will not be disappointed. I've seen them all and in every one of them you cannot take your eyes off him. The most gifted actor of our time.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love this movie

    Rachel McAdams is a very strong actress. I like her in anything she's in. And Cillian Murphy plays such a good creeper it makes it feel all the more real. If you like dangerous airplane scenarios, creepers, strong female leads, and a bit of comedy and politics thrown in, you'll love this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yet Another in a Long Line...

    This movie begins well and charms its audience into thinking that maybe, just maybe, they will get the suspense thriller they were promised. Unfortunately, the movie rides itself off the rails about 3/4 of the way through the story (much like the promising but very disappointing High Tension). This film is yet another movie that just does not know how to end itself, relying on cheap plot twists and a tacky ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye

    This is one of those movies that you can't help but watch. Take a pawn, the gamer, and the plan and what you got, an entertaining movie and some scream out moments with excellent suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye

    Red Eye was a great action-packed movie! I totally give it five stars all the way! But the only thing is,I thought that the man was some sort of evil monster.I thought that his eyes were going to turn red.Never did I know of the actual plane.But it all made sense.Still a great film.Hey,if Wes Craven made it you know it's a good one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful thriller

    this movie is so awesome. the acting is good as well as the script. i haven't seen any good thrillers lately and then this one came along. i loved it from the first scene. the plot is well thought out and very classy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye

    This movie is excellent. It is not too long or too short. It's just long enough so that you're always excited to see what happens next. Rachel McAdams (like always) does an awesome job as the main character. Cillian Murphy also does an exceptionally well performance along side Rachel. This movie is excellent and worth the buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye

    i love this movie. it was one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    This is my first Wes Craven film and I loved it.. I'm so excited to get the UMD!!!!!!!!! A thrilling ride that pins you to your seat. cillian murphy is devilishly evil and rachel mcAdams gives a subperb performance in this captivating movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good movie

    This movie was worth the time. Cillian Murphy plays a good role as the mad-man. Rachel McAdams does a good job as well. It's not too long, so by the time you would get bored, it's already done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE

    I never really liked Wes Craven until this movie! Cillian Murphy is a genius with these psychotic killer roles (see Batman Begins) and has the most gorgeous eyes ever! Rachel McAdams is also excellent on the screen. AWESOME MOVIE, WORTH THE BUY!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE!!

    The plot was planned out perfectly and the people picked for the part of Lisa and Jack are just perfect. This movie is the perfect thriller that will grab your attention and keep you wanting more till the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well-Constructed Thriller

    RED EYE is a well-constructed, tight, taut thriller. I really appreciated this film, because it didn’t dilly-dally around, but got into the action. The action being the contest of wills between the two leads Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy. Both of the actors were excellent in the roles. There are many things you think are going to happen but don’t. That was good, because they would have been cliché. Good film and not too long. Probably my favorite Wes Craven film. – Leslie Strang Akers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Red Eye

    This movie was really extroadinary. I think the title fit the movie really well because most of the movie took place on a red eye flight. The title did not give too much away about the movie but enough to let you know what the movie was going to be about. This movie was an edge of your seat thriller and it kept me wondering what was going to happen next. This movie was suspensful and unpredictable. I was able to watch this movie more than once without getting bored. I would definitely reccommend this movie. It is one of my favorite movies and I would watch it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dont buy it ! RENT IT!

    Dont waste your money on this movie!!!!! Its a thriller to some extent but not realistic enough. Example: How does one get stab in the leg with a shoe heel, remove it, and still not bleed?????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good movie

    good movie feel like they left some out though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wes Craven does it again

    I'm not really a fan of Craven because he seems to have more misses than hits with screenplays, but this movie is his best since Scream. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, the suspense was perfect and realistic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RED EYE

    The best Wes Craven movie that also leaves you on the edge of your seat

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