Red Eye – Filtered

Theatrical Release: August 19, 2005
DVD Release: January 10, 2006
Red Eye – Filtered


Lisa Reisert hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying. Moments after takeoff, Lisa’s seatmate, Jackson, menacingly reveals the real reason he’s on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman, and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson will kill her father. Trapped within the confines of a jet at 30,000 feet, Lisa has nowhere to run and no way to summon help without endangering her father, her fellow passengers and her own life. As the miles tick by, Lisa knows she is running out of time. She desperately looks for a way to thwart her ruthless captor and stop a terrible murder.

Dove Review

“Red Eye” is a thriller which takes place on an airplane when Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) holds Lisa Riesert, a hotel manager, hostage to get a powerful politician into a room with a view (of the killers). In “Red Eye” the plot is good and the story isn’t too bad or contrived, but the violence puts this one out of reach for the kids. Jack is stabbed in the larynx with a ball point pen and Lisa is thrown into a wall, down the stairs, punched in the face, and overall her (strangely un-bruised) adventure is far too destructive for the filter to make this one a family film. As far as language, there are a few “butt-heads” and other low key verbal abuse.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A sexual relationship mentioned in a scene.
Language: None
Violence: Various characters thrown down stairs, beat with a field hockey stick, shot, thrown into wall, punched, head butted, stabbed with a pen, hit by a car, stabbed by a shoe (high heeled), and choked repeatedly.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: DreamWorks
Director: Wes Craven
Producer: Chris Bender
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 85 min.
Reviewer: Nick Lavelle