Eagle Eye Is For the Birds

A confusing jumble 'only a GPS could love'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 26, 2008 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Big-Brother thriller Eagle Eye is so full of confusing "cyber-techno-harum-scarum" that it's a film "only the Global Positioning System could love," writes Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune. The “hyperactive jumble" of a story—featuring a man framed as a terrorist and followed by a mysterious voice—is “intensely silly and visually hysterical," Phillips notes.

Everything in the film is “laughably, ridiculously fake,” agrees Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News. Star Shia LaBoeuf “has too paper-thin a persona to come off hunted and haggard.” Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle observes that while the film's premise "carries it a long way," it “threatens to slip into farce."