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Eagle Eye Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

...the movie is about the crashing, chasing, shooting and exploding...Know that going in and you won’t care that you wasted your money... Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    43

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    A shrill, far-fetched thriller.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A brain-squandering thriller.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A terrorist thriller that isn't so much suspenseful as overbearing. Though it aspires to be an intriguing political cautionary tale, the movie is mostly about the feverish and jarringly choreographed chase scenes.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Explosion-filled thriller that's best for older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this action thriller from the producers of Transformers -- which stars Shia LaBeouf and promises plenty of "blow 'em up" scenes -- is likely to appeal to teenagers, especially boys. But while the movie is plenty violent, it's not especially graphic: It's obvious that people are dying in all of the explosions, but there's little blood. The language is stronger than most PG-13 films, featuring a couple of "f--k"s and the frequently used "a--hole," "s--t," and "bitch." Aside from a couple of early, tame conversations about dating and sex, there's only one little kiss in the movie. Product placements aren't overwhelming, but one extended sequence highlights a Porsche Cayenne SUV.

  • Families can talk about the film's Orwellian message. Is the idea of Big Brother even more frightening now that people share so much of their personal information online? How does the film depict technology and government surveillance? Kids: Does what happens to Jerry and Rachel make you at all cautious about social networking sites, blog, and other online activities?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The movie's major themes are the moral ambiguity of the president's (and government's) decisions, the ethical dilemma of doing something illegal to save either your life or the lives of loved ones, and the idea that "we the people" have a duty to revolt against corrupt leaders. Other themes include a single mother's selflessness and a man's wish to honor his dead brother and make his father proud.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Lots of car explosions and bombs that kill police officers, special agents, and civilians, but there isn't that much actual blood. The violence begins with a guided missile attack on a village in the Middle East where a terrorist is supposedly living; there's collateral damage from the attack. A couple of individual characters are killed. During a funeral service, a deceased man's body is shown in a coffin. A heavily burned man's corpse is visible in one scene.

  • sex false2

    Sex: Jerry and his co-workers discuss someone's chances of sleeping with his girlfriend; Rachel asks her friends who's "getting any" a couple shares a chaste kiss.

  • language false4

    Language: Stronger and more frequent than many PG-13 films; words include "a--hole," "hell," "goddamn," "s--t," "dick," "bitch," "oh my God," and two uses of "f--k."

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Porsche Cayenne, Dell, Amtrak.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Rachel drinks in a bar with friends (all characters are over 21).

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