Very good acting, sets and costumes, but the plot needed some work. The story dragged on and while it wasn't at all as melodramatic as someone might expect, I can't help but feel that the story only got more exciting right at the end, when Chanel had become a full fledged couturier.
We only got a few minutes of a more stern and collected business-woman, who made her way into a male dominated field by using both her eye for…
A bit of a disappointing film, especially since the story had such potential: Cain and Abel type brothers, bad one is envious of what the good one has, then something happens and either the good brother has a second chance at life or the bad one has a chance to start over.
And it could have been so good if it weren't trying to be a horror or a quasi-mystery. If it had dealt more in introspection, in feelings of inadequacy and jealousy and a desperate want of acceptance, it could have been excellent.
But as it is, it falls flat on its face.
Starting with the obvious: this movie is badly directed, poorly acted, and it's ugly. It has a gorgeous poster though. Hell of a poster...
But it's nevertheless a movie that should be watched by fans of the original, and especially by film students.
It is an interesting remake for two reasons. Firstly because Van Sant did some things that Hitch had wanted to do but couldn't in 1960 - namely the title sequence with the bird's eye view of the…
I agree with Philip Kennedy that this film has a Hitchcockian air - although I don't know if I would've recognised that if I hadn't read his review before seeing it.
Like Hitch's thrillers, Red Eye combines horror with humour, and it is quite a lot like Psycho in particular in the way it tries to trick the viewer (even as early as the trailer) to view it as a romantic flick before revealing that it's actually about a psychopath…