The Eye

Rated 2.0

A blind woman (Jessica Alba) receives a cornea transplant that enables her to see more than she bargained for—like souls departing their bodies, and the figure of Death itself. Writer Sebastian Gutierrez and directors David Moreau and Xavier Palud adapt yet another remake of an East Asian thriller; the main difference is that this one’s from Hong Kong, not Japan—and fortunately, it’s not entirely incomprehensible. Otherwise, it’s pretty much business as usual, with the same grotesque visions and the same cheap scares. Alba’s performance is rather limp, and her voice-over narration in the opening and closing scenes is superfluous, clumsily written and awkwardly delivered. Alessandro Nivola plays an oddly scruffy-looking doctor, while Parker Posey and Rade Serbedzija are wasted in throwaway roles.