Red Eye (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Cillian Murphy Jackson Rippner
Rachel McAdams Lisa Reisert
Laura Johnson Blonde Woman
Brian Cox Dad
Max Kasch Headphone Kid
Jayma Mays Cynthia
Angela Paton Nice Lady
Suzie Plakson Senior Flight Attendant
Theresa Press-Marx Marianne Taylor
Jack Scalia William Keefe
Tina Anderson
Carl Gilliard
Mary Kathleen Gordon
Veteran horror director Wes Craven lends his proven talent to the non-horror thriller Red-Eye, turning it into an above-average potboiler that makes the most of its 85 tension-packed minutes. That's a perfect running time for a movie like this, in which a resourceful heroine Lisa (Rachel McAdams, the breakout star of 2005) is trapped on a red-eye flight with creepy villain Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy, even more menacing than he was as the Scarecrow in Batman Begins) who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. It's a situation from which there is seemingly no escape, but of course Craven and screenwriter Carl Ellsworth find a way to milk the suspenseful dilemma for all it's worth, even managing to wedge in a few intriguing character details to enhance the fast-moving plot. It's still a B-movie, but it's tightly constructed and well-executed by Craven, whose previous films made him a perfect choice to maximize all that Red-Eye has to offer. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller
Director Wes Craven
Producer Chris Bender; Marianne Maddalena
Writer Carl Ellsworth; Dan Foos
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 85 mins
Movie Release Date 8/19/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 566
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/15/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 678149447224
Release Date 1/10/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Outtakes and Bloopers
Making Of A Thriller at 30,000 Ft - Go behind the scenes to see how Red Eye took flight
Get inside the mind of Wes Craven, the master of suspense
Commentary by the filmmakers, including Wes Crave
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