By Nathan M Rose
Sep 29, 2008 10:08 AM EST

Eagle Eye Theatrical Review

Eagle Eye Theatrical Review
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Technology runs amok in the latest techno action thriller Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan where two unsuspecting Americans (Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan) are separately drawn into a conspiracy by a mysterious woman they have never met, but who seems to know their every move. By the time they discover her frightening identity, they have become her unwitting accomplices in a diabolical assassination plot.

The film starts out familiar enough, Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a down and out 20 something who works at copy cabana, and has a dysfunctional relationship with his parents.

However, after attending the funeral for his twin brother, Jerry is thrust into a world of espionage and a the center of a plot to that will shake the countries foundations to it's core.

While this film might invoke memories of a bad "War Games" knock-off, this film, with it's week scripts, and far-fetched plot, it is held together by two core elements (it's cast, and director).

The cast in Eagle Eye is top notch, with this years hot actor, Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) , and the ever underrated Michelle Monanahan (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) doing a great job Rounding out the cast is acadamey award winning Bill Bob Thorton, Rosario Dawson,  Anthony Mackie,  and Michael Chiklis.

Reteaming with Shia LaBeouf is director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) who uses all his directional skill to try and take this one dimensional film to the next level and create something that has a semblance of plausibility and will entertain the average audience.

While the film will not earn any Oscars, or be talked about for years to come. Eagle Eye is a nice escape, and if while you may not to enjoy the story, it is still a movie that can be watched to appreciate how wonderful actors and a skillful director take something mediocre and have  it become something entertaining is worthwhile.

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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 118 minutes
Distributed By: DreamWorks Studios

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