Shia LaBeouf Thrills To Death In Eagle Eye

By: Butch Mools

Eagle Eye is a conventional thriller that is tense, edgy and when put together with a strong cast, it can be considered solid entertainment. This movie hinges upon an incredible conceit that rapidly unfolds and challenges the viewer every chance it gets.
The basic story is a familiar one. A guy and a girl both receive phone calls blackmailing them into acting for a mysterious voice forcing them into situations that is completely out of character for them. They follow the directions they are given but all the while they are trying to figure out who is blackmailing them and why.
This is one of those rare films that derive almost all of its power from its revelation. Naturally, there are plenty of white knuckle action sequences - gun fights, car chases and explosions but the film is just as much a mystery as it is a thriller.

It is a film that wants the viewers to question the motives and ultimately decide for themselves what the true nature of patriotism is. While this is a politically minded film it is a film that is encouraging the viewers to openly discuss what may or not be wrong with the country.

The film’s only real problem is its third act. While the idea’s are incredible and exposed to the audience in just the right manner, this movie goes the way of many of Caruso’s other films and has a bit of a fizzle at the end. In that the end is a little predictable being just another typical Hollywood type ending. However, it is a great thriller and a fantastic concept filmed near perfectly. Once the audience finds out what’s going on, they will understand why this is more than just the standard, paint by numbers thriller the advertising is making it out to look like.

Shia LaBeouf is excellent in the film, turning in a mature, leading man performance and for the most part carries the movie with his natural charisma. Which combines with the superb performances by Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, and Rosario Dawson to make the movie a must see and causing the autograph and memorabilia shops to run out of their LaBeouf and Monaghan stock. As they seem to be the hot new autographs for collectors and fans alike.

One storeowner, Craig Blevins of Blevins Autographs has reported paying twice the price he paid just a few months ago for Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, and Billy Bob Thornton autographs and memorabilia. Even Rosario Dawson memorabilia has gone up in value which only shows what a good movie can do for peoples careers.

Eagle Eye is a very good thriller, that is a welcome break from all the headlines of impending economic doom. While clearly warning of dangers of technology and over-empowered governments.

Eagle Eye
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Chiklis, Rosario Dawson

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