Eagle Eye

 (3,671)6.61 h 57 min2008X-RayPG-13
Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan star as two strangers trying to escape danger when they are ripped from their ordinary lives and 'activated' as part of a hightech assassination plot.
Directors
D.J. Caruso
Starring
Shia LaBeoufMichelle MonaghanRosario Dawson
Genres
SuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Michael ChiklisAnthony MackieBilly Bob Thornton
Producers
Pat CrowleyAlex KurtzmanRoberto OrcPatrick Crowley
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

3671 global ratings

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ValuemindedReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsToo ridiculous to believe
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This movie's whole premise is just too silly. First of all, for all the tech stuff to happen, the story needs to be set at least 30 years into the future. More importantly, the whole premise of the story makes no sense. You "activate" two innocent people by trying to blackmail them into terrorism. The only point and only advantage to doing that would be to keep things secret. Here just the opposite happens. The protagonist deliberately draws attention to them. It makes no sense. And why would anyone deposit 750k in someone's bank account and send them maybe another 100k more in hardware just to have it confiscated on purpose by the FBI the same day? Surely you could achieve the same results by spending a heck of a lot less! I guess these villains have so many millions just lying around like so much loose change that they just don't care. Then the guy gets arrested by the FBI, so the villains must rescue him by knocking a hole in the side of a tall building with a wrecking crane. The next part of the rescue plan is to tell him to jump out of the building onto a train platform conveniently located below, where he falls onto the train tracks and nearly dies? If the guy is so valuable to you that you go to such extraordinary lengths to rescue him as knocking a hole in the side of the FBI building, you might want to have a plan that doesn't involve jumping onto electrified train tracks in front of an approaching train. I quit watching because one scene was sillier than the next.
68 people found this helpful
Ron BlachmanReviewed in the United States on February 10, 2021
2.0 out of 5 starsHackneyed, formulaic, more of a rash than a rush
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Imagine the worst season of "24". Now imagine the worst episode in that season. Now make it even sillier, more over the top. Next incorporate every trope of modern sci-fi/terror/action thrillers, (don't forget the AI system run amok!). Try to assemble a musical score that's all climaxes and never takes a break (it's easy, you've heard it a hundred times in "24", "Die Hard" etc etc etc. Remember to include a speeding train, a plot to overthrow the government, drone strikes, war in the middle-east, air-to-air combat, an aerial-chase in a tunnel and an alienated under-achiever hero. Next, pile it all up and have everyone you know take a dump on it. That's it. I must say, they forgot the imminent nuclear launch by a rogue submarine angle.

I can't believe that Steven Spielberg was associated with this turkey.
22 people found this helpful
MBx_ProReviewerReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsIncredibly Interesting Storyline
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I give this movie 5 stars when, in fact, I rarely give 5 stars for anything. I reserve 5 stars for rare, too notch, incredible products or movies.

The actors were very high quality in this movie. Although, the plot of this movie is similar to the trending idea that technology turns on humanity eventually (like Terminator, etc.).....it still kept for a very interesting storyline that keeps you guessing. Near the end is when you finally start to figure things out and who is doing what. This movie was under rated in general. There were many thrilling action scenes and car chases. I would recommend seeing this.
16 people found this helpful
Crazy SvenReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsCrave Action? Come and Get Some !
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EAGLE EYE won't win any awards, but it can't be beat for perpetual action. Although there is a predictable villain and numerous scenarios that require the viewer to suspend disbelief, there are also plenty of car chases, explosions, gunfire and violence, plus a great deal of running and jumping from impossible heights, plus, more running, sliding, dunking, falling, automobile wrecks...and yet more gunfire and more crap blowing up, all of which is topped off with just enough romance to keep the wife or girlfriend vaguely interested. I rated this five stars simply because it was well worth it for its intended target audience, namely people who crave constant thrills, spills and stuff exploding. Use the bathroom before you watch this, because the heart-pounding pace is maintained throughout nearly every moment of the film. In closing, I'm now going to go now and watch a movie about rainbows and unicorns, just so I can decompress. Have fun and don't try any of this at home.
43 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsFast paced drama on the threats of the surveillance state
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Shia LaBeouf gets a phone call out of the blue saying that the FBI is after him unless he cooperates on a secret mission. Michelle Monaghan gets a similar request. Billy Bob Thorton and Rosario Dawson are the FBI and Air Force agents respectively put in charge of tracking down LaBeouf and Monaghan. The movie is about the surveillance state created to counter terrorism and other threats to America that could easily be used against the public.

The movie is full of action as LaBeouf and Monaghan get a continuous series of calls telling them what to do and when to do it in great detail. When they don’t listen they get threatened. They end up escaping buildings, get chased through the streets, stow away on a plane, etc. It’s through all the security cameras, cell phones, social media, computers, etc. that their actions are being tracked. What they are up to isn’t revealed until nearly the end of the movie which is another sign of good writing to keep the audience in the dark about what’s ultimately behind everything.

It’s all very well done and keeps the excitement level going from start to finish.
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10 people found this helpful
SkyPilotReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsJUST DO IT!
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Movie was very entertaining but plot seemed rushed but the underlying message gave the audience something to think about until the end. Everything seemed to happen too fast in this movie unfortunately. Shia Labeouf's fantastic performance however left me feeling like we have allot more to see from this young actor. Overall the movie kept me engaged throughout and I would recommend to family and friends.
11 people found this helpful
Tholt922Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsSuspend all disbelief
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Ok, so this review comes 13 years after this movie came out. I'm trying to remember what life was like back in 2008, but I do recall some general paranoia about the vulnerability of our electronic devices, and we wondered if Big Brother was becoming more real. While that's something we should still be worried about, this movie takes that concept and runs with it like it's a cross-country marathon. I'll try not to spoil things too much, but at its core: a military super computer with AI designed to help us fight terrorism threats has unknowingly taken control over our entire country because it grew an evil, self-righteous conscience and has very bad plans on how to fix things. It also for some reason has a woman's voice with vaguely creepy undertones.

There are so many implausible things that happen, you will constantly be rolling your eyes and yelling, "what!!??". When the finale comes and you realize what the computer is doing and how nonsensical its plan was, you'll just be watching because you've come too far not to. Don't even try to go back and rationalize all that happened because you'll realize none of it made sense!

I haven't seen a movie this stupid and far-fetched for a loooooooong time. If the over-the-top action and insanely loud sounds of things being destroyed every 3 minutes doesn't make your head hurt, the plot will. It's Hollywood slick and (mildly) entertaining, but preposterous and totally forgettable. If that's what you're looking for, this comedy (I mean action movie) is totally what you should watch tonight!
5 people found this helpful
maulepilotReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsGood movie
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I liked this movie and have watched it 3 times. It's exciting and held my interest throughout with good acting, good script and an interesting plot that didn't stretch my credibility too far. The technology was a little dated but that's to be expected for an 11-year-old movie. A big, gold colored, moving mass storage robot arm with a huge ball and camera on the end picking out what looked like some kind of enormous archival storage media while acquiring and streaming a massive amount of real time video is a highly unlikely technology scenario. With that aside, the movie is very enjoyable.
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