Red Eye

Red Eye

Wes Craven (2005)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Rachel McAdams finds terror at 30,000 feet in this airborne thriller from director Wes Craven. There's hardly a plane journey cliché left unexploited, as nervous flyer McAdams discovers she's the crucial element in a political assassination plot engineered by fellow passenger Cillian Murphy and his ground crew. Though hitman Murphy informs her that her father Brian Cox's life is at stake, the quick-thinking heroine does everything she can to avoid co-operating with his demands. The predictable cat-and-mouse game that unfolds is efficiently taut, skilfully building on the existing claustrophobia of a turbulent night flight. However the best scenes inadvertently follow when the action shifts to solid ground. Events become so ludicrous that they're a scream to watch, particularly when Murphy drops his reptilian cool in favour of pantomime villain-style theatrics. Shifting from high tension to high camp without missing a beat, this is an absurd but deliciously entertaining ride.


A hotel manager overcomes her fear of flying and boards a busy late-night flight to Miami, seating herself next to the seemingly friendly man she met in the airport. However, once the plane leaves the ground, she discovers her fellow passenger is a terrorist intent on involving her in an assassination plot. Wes Craven's suspense thriller, starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy and Brian Cox.

Cast & Crew

Lisa Reisert Rachel McAdams
Jackson Rippner Cillian Murphy
Dad Brian Cox
Cynthia Jayma Mays
Charles Keefe Jack Scalia
Bob Taylor Robert Pine
Blonde Woman Laura Johnson
Headphone kid Max Kasch
Rebecca Brittany Oaks
Rebecca's mom Tina Anderson
Director Wes Craven
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD