Eagle Eye

Rated 1.0

Two strangers (Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan) are thrown together by a female voice on their cell phones, framing them for some crimes while forcing them to commit others. The mad-as-a-hatter script (by John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott, from McDermott’s story) replaces the usual rogue CIA villain with a rogue Defense Department computer—recycling (in its scattershot, attention-deficit way) 1970’s Colossus: The Forbin Project. The concept is beyond ridiculous, the execution beneath inept—from D.J. Caruso’s crazed direction to Jim Page’s Cuisinart editing and the jackass braying of Brian Tyler’s music. It’s a commonplace to say the actors (LaBeouf, Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson) deserve better, but if they’re willing to make movies like this, maybe they don’t.