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Red Eye

3

Red Eye is an old, old kind of thriller - a Hitchcock knock-off with shonky '70s stylings: a similar feel to Black Sunday or Juggernaut. And there's nothing wrong with that. Mean Girls' rising star Rachel McAdams makes an excellent Woman In Peril, her character vulnerable yet resourceful when charming flight partner Cillian Murphy turns nasty - forcing her to make a call that will save her father's life but end someone else's...

Murphy relishes playing Ruthless Bastard and the pair's charisma make their sit-down confrontations far more gripping than the panto finale. Overall: simple, enjoyable and - rare and important, this - short.

 

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