Eagle Eye

Rated 2.0

Eagle Eye starts out with your garden-variety (these days, anyway) Middle East terrorism scene. So, from the get-go, this film is a cliché. Luckily, the storyline does turn out to have a few twists that keep you guessing, though. Two people, plucked as if at random, start getting strange phone calls and become tools of an unknown power player who has threatened their lives. These strangers, Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel (Michelle Monaghan), seemingly have nothing in common. Jerry is a college dropout who works at a copy shop; Rachel is a paralegal and single mother whose son just left for a band trip to Washington, D.C. A series of crazy tech-effects later, and the two are wanted by the FBI but helped along by their mystery caller. All they know is: if they don’t obey, their lives—or the lives of their families—are in danger. The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by D.J. Caruso, is fun enough to watch that it almost makes up for the cliché-ridden plot. Rated PG-13