Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Eye See You |
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton
Director: Jim Gillespie
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
A brutal serial killer is targeting cops, and detective Jake Malloy is on the warpath. But now the killer is making it personal, and this dedicated agent is twisted in an emotional nightmare. Time is running out, and so ar... more »
Not What You Expect - Much Better
Rise2it | Virginia | 07/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
This movie is not what you expect from the cover, and from starring Sylvester Stallone - it's about ten times better.
Like Copland, Stallone is not the expected hero - he's not running around invincible. He's taken on an emotional journey, and pulls it off brilliantly, as does the rest of the cast, and it'll keep you hanging on from the beginning to the end.
If you like mystery stuff like Johnny Depp's 'Secret Window', then you'll love 'Eye See You', because quite honestly, it's better.
This film is truly a hidden gem."
Fitbabe4life | Philadelphia, PA USA | 01/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I decided to rent it from blockbuster after seeing mixed reviews on amazon about it. This movie is certainly a diamond in a rough Stallone gem. This movie was very well done with alot of well known actors cast. It is considered action, but is more like a suspense thriller. The murders were horrifying and shocking. The movie kept you questioning who could the murderer could be, similar to the movie Clue, but not a comdey of course. I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie. It was a shame it wasn't released in the States. I think it might have done well. I highly recommend this movie, especially to Sylvester Stallone fans."
Stallone's best role since Rocky and Rambo
zck7592 | 06/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After coming off of numerous films that were unsuccessful, Stallone tries to go back to what he is good at in "Eye See You". After making "Avenging Angelo", "Driven" and "Get Carter", critics and movie studio executives were very skeptical of Stallone, so they decided (like "Avenging Angelo") that "Eye See You" would go directly to video. This was a big mistake, as I consider "Eye See You" one of Stallone's best films.
"Eye See You" is about F.B.I. Agent Jake Malloy. (Stallone) He is assigned to the case of a cop-killer. While Malloy is investigating a new murder, he gets a call from the killer himself. The killer is at Malloy's house, and we can see him ringing the door-bell. When Malloy gets home, he finds his wife hanging dead in the living room. After seeing this, he gets a call saying they have the killer cornered in a warehouse. However, the killer has committed suicide.
A couple months later, we see Malloy in a bar drinking himself to death. One of Malloy's fellow co-worker/friend convinces him to go to a De-Tox center in Wyoming. It is a program for only law enforcement agents. After being there a couple of days, one by one the agents are turning up dead.
"Eye See You" aka "De-Tox" is very entertaining. Since it was not released in theaters, not a lot of people know about it, but I can assure you, it is very interesting. The plot and the acting in this film was great. I believe Stallone is best in this kind of role, it is not just an all-out action film, and it gives Stallone the opportunity to act as well as do action.
If you are a fan of suspense/thriller films, you should really enjoy this film.
Deserved Theaters, But No Classic
Zachary Koenig | Fergus Falls, MN | 04/21/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that Sylvester Stallone is a household name in American cinema, there is one galling fact about his career that cannot be overlooked: Besides the "Rocky" and "Rambo" series of films, nothing else he has done has really proved to be all that captivating besides just selling a few tickets at the box office. From gratuitous action flicks (Cobra) to comedy (Oscar) and even to drama (Cop Land), Stallone never was able to re-capture that Rocky/Rambo franchise glory.
With this effort, Stallone dives headfirst into the "thriller" genre and ends up with a pretty decent film that could have even been much better if not for some uneven filmmaking.
Basically, the plot of "Eye See You" centers on policeman Jake Malloy (Stallone), whose wife is murdered by a brutal serial killer that Malloy had been tracking down. After a bout of deep depression and drowning his pain in the bottle, Malloy heads off to a detox clinic, where he discovers that his painful past may not quite be done with him yet.
Though I by-and-large enjoyed the movie overall, my first thought upon its completion was "there's just something missing, but I can't quite put my finger on it). Was it a Saw-esque police drama about a ruthless serial killer? Kind of. An emotional tale of a man battling back from his inner demons? Sort of. A suspense-filled action romp filled with gunshots and chase scenes? Most certainly...until the characters break to talk about their feelings, detox style.
Usually, that type of genre diversity is great up on the big screen, but unfortunately in this case it just didn't come together. Interestingly enough, watching the trailer for the film will lead viewers to believe that the film is about something else entirely, leading me to believe that major script/character changes hampered this production from the get-go (perhaps accounting for a straight-to-video U.S. debut).
Thus, while this film won't inspire you like Rocky or satisfy your action cravings like Rambo, it is still one of Stallone's more solid efforts up on the big screen (especially in the "later years) and provides enough interesting moments to avoid boredom. Check it out...if you can find it!"