Nothing new but fast pace in 'Eagle Eye'

Director: D.J. Caruso

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan

Cert: 12

We live in an increasingly controlled world, watched and regulated by an army of people whose gadgets seem to be everywhere … enter, then, two strangers thrown together into a series of dangerous situations.

And their every action is controlled by a mysterious caller who seems able to reach them anywhere, any time by ‘phone.

It’s not an original story by any means but it is played at a fast pace and brings enough action to keep you happy with its ‘obey or die’ theme as Jerry (LaBeouf) and Rachel (Monaghan) face one ordeal after another under the control of the lady who is forcing them to become terrorists out to kill a politician.

It’s the sort of film we have come to expect from LaBeouf – and from Thornton as the agent trying to find and save the hapless couple – and in this regard we are not disappointed with the outcome.

Star Rating: 3/5

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