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|Eye for an Eye|
Actors: Sally Field, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette, Alexandra Kyle, Kiefer Sutherland
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A woman is bent on revenge when the man who murdered her daughter gets out of jail on a legal technicality. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: R Release Date: 19-AUG-2003 Media Type: DVD
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William H. from NEOGA, IL
Reviewed on 6/15/2010...
Really good movie. Sally Fields was really a good actress in it.
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gotstuff | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this movie,Sally Field does an EXCELLENT job portraying an anguished mom who is seeking justice for the brutal rape and murder of her teenaged daughter. And Keifer Sutherland is absolutely HATEABLE in HIS role as the depraved, scumbag murderer, (which I guess proves that he did an EXCELLENT job, as well)! This film pokes fun of the American justice system: It's obvious that Sutherland's character committed the vicious rape and murder, (along with a SUBSEQUENT rape and murder!), but is allowed to go free due to some legal mumbo-jumbo technicality! You really feel Feild's character's rage at the injustice of it all, as she decides to get her OWN revenge on the brutal killer, (who actually "taunts" her in court)! Warning: The rape scenes in this movie are VERY harsh and realistic, but all in all, an EXCELLENT, suspense-filled movie, with EXCELLENT acting. In my opinion, this is one movie that is DEFINITELY worth seeing, AND owning!"
A Top-Notch Thriller
gotstuff | 12/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The casting in this film in spectacular. The pacing is excellent. The direction is masterful. What more could you ask for in a dramatic thriller? Sally Field is ideal for the role of a mother who's seventeen-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. Ed Harris plays her supportive husband in an average role for him, but he still gets the point across. And Keifer Sutherland - well, nobody can play a vicious scumbag more brilliantly than Sutherland. However, I have a word to the wise: This film is not for the queasy. The rape scenes are harsh and brutal and, sometimes, you have to wonder why Sutherland would take such an awful role. However, as an audience member watching the film, I could not pick out a better actor I would rather hate than Keifer Sutherland. And the hatred is strong for him in this film. Although 'Eye For An Eye' is not mysterious in any way and has hardly any made-you-jump thrills, it's a thriller just the same. Most of this is brought about masterfully by the remarkable acting, especially that of Field and Sutherland.I can't say that I'm a big fan of Sally Field. However, she's perfect in this movie. An agonized mother, out to seek revenge. It's a typical story which is brought over-the-top by a great director and a masterful Academy Award Winning actress. The emotional tension brought to the screen kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time through. Another special trait about 'Eye For An Eye' is that it never gets old. The tension is always there. No matter how many times you've watched it.Overall, this thriller is the very definition of what a top-notch thriller is about. The acting really brought it to life, and that's what's so enjoyable. I'd have to give Sally 5 stars on this one, as well as Keifer, and Ed Harris 3 stars for being there as a solid supporting actor. The movie itself gets 4, not for originality, but for the story that was immediately brought to life by the actors and actresses in it."
The first ten minutes are ugly
gotstuff | 09/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and I am not kidding. Very hard to watch a pretty girl get raped and beating to death. Just not my thing. After five years I still can't watch the the opening of this film. Maybe I'm just squemish or maybe this film really honestly shows the ugly side of humanity. Very hard pounding for an opening. Sally Field shows her full acting chops in this film. Especially when she calls her daugther and hears her being attacked and she's running up and down screaming for help. I still get goosebumps thinking about it. The opening of this film and the ending are worth it to buy it. Just don't and this is a WARNING, don't let kids watch this film. It's that powerful and that disturbing to watch. I was just dumbfounded when I realized that this film was not recieved with praise when it opened or that it didn't do well at the box-office either. Now why is that. Okay granted the opening of this film is hard to watch. But the story is great and actors are A-list, not to mention there acting. Maybe it was actually showing that a woman with a gun went out of her way to avenge the rape and muder of her daughter. After the justice system failed her. Hell, I would do it too. I would have done the same thing she did. Even if the system put him in jail."