Watched Oct 29, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
The synopsis, and even the inclusion of a black gloved killer, has all the hallmarks of a trashy giallo but sadly Wandering Eye is a sedate and disappointingly restrained Lifetime TV movie. Wandering Eye is a website for bored and lonely married partners to find extramarital affairs but it is also a tool for an unhinged killer who starts bumping off these cheating couples. Yet whilst the plot deals with sex, infidelity and murder the story never even gets going. Instead it trudges along, failing to develop an intriguing protagonist, antagonist or any semblance of tension.
Amanda Righetti is an okay lead but it takes over an hour for her to even be a target for the killer so instead we have endless scenes of her contemplating starting an affair. Naturally, due to its daytime TV roots, the film never actually shows any of the murders (the closest you get is watching a black glove turn a doorknob) meaning half of the appeal of such a story never actually materialises. Once the killer is revealed it takes a nosedive (it’s hard to imagine how it could get much lower) with a stupid reveal and weak explanation for the murders making the whole 90 minutes a complete waste of time and effort.