Eye for an Eye (1996) - Crime, Drama, Thriller

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When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 79 found boring (11.39%)

One-line Reviews (54)

That scene where he is with Karen's little daughter, Megan, in the playhouse, was so incredibly suspenseful and I couldn't breath.

Sally reigns as the "Queen of Intense!

The inside of his apartment is appalling -- unmade bed, dirty dishes, empty wine bottles, girlie magazines scattered around the floor, a general sense of clutter almost the equal of my own digs.

When her daughter (Olivia Burnette) is brutally raped and murdered, and the murderer (Kiefer Sutherland) is released on a technicality, Karen McCann (Sally Field) decides to take the law into her own hands … Directed skilfully by the late John Schlesinger, this darkly riveting thriller will push every parent's maternal/paternal instincts button.

The acting really brought it to life, and that's what's so enjoyable!

The only trouble is that horror films actually have fun with that repetitive structure, this film did not.

"Eye for an Eye" is an intense drama that tells a family's grief in losing a teenage girl in the family.

An engaging drama .

This movie was very gripping.

That's a pretty cliché type of situation and story, so there's not really a great deal to recommend this as far as originality is concerned.

It really kept me on the edge of my seat.

The emotional tension brought to the screen kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time through.

A boring cookie cutter personification of every psychopathic film villain for the past 30 or 40 years.

its really worth watching.

The script is from the people who wrote HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, and this is just as intense.

Also, did Mantegna take a class on how to be a one-dimensional cliché?

Predictable and pathetic justified revenge cover up.

Intense, brutal, and unforgiving, Eye For An Eye plays itself out fearlessly, exploring the excruciating pain of losing a loved one.

I couldn't help myself, but her focus on certain words and cliché reaction to others just seemed cardboard instead of lifelike.

Ed Harris as Field's husband was bland, distant and no help at all.

This movie should have been done, Its very slow, dumb and unpleasant.

Predictable revenge flick....

I think EYE FOR AN EYE is an excellent and suspenseful edge-of-your-seat drama/thriller.

It kept me on the edge of my seat and I did not try to guess how it would end.

" Excellent, gripping, moving .

The late director John Schlesinger played it safe with one of his final films, which will promise to bore and completely not satisfy you to the bitter end.

An emotional beginning.. A predictable ending.

The rape scene can be unbearable for some, but if you can bypass it, the rest of the movie is very suspenseful, and very well done.

Revenge films are intriguing in many ways.

The plot is good, it is engaging and well told.

This is one of those movies that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

EYE FOR AN EYE is an intense, nail-biting thriller that has a good message and taut direction.

I suppose to make this worth watching, she has to do a good job with this.

intense drama!

Once the film moved into the predictable revenge part I got over it and got into the story.

Ho-hum outing for a strong cast and a great director that just never does come together in the end.

Not a great fils, but one worth watching .

This movie is incredibly predictable.

The first 15 minutes are gripping.

In fact, it's one of the most intense scenes of the whole film.

Excellent and suspenseful edge-of-your-seat drama/thriller.

Ultimately predictable but worth watching i guess.

Also, directing is professional, doing just like many suspenseful thrillers from the nineties have done.

From then on I was hooked on this film, and I knew that the rest of it was going to be an intense journey.

It serves its purpose of entertaining.

This transformation is the main storyline, and a rather compelling one at that.

I think that's what got me close to the film, though I have not had a close family member murdered, I think we can understand the pain and confusion these people go through in the movie.

They all react in different ways; the father seems casual and detached on the surface, but actually has intense anger inside.

The only character worth watching, and was developed briefly, was Kiefer.

When a man in dark clothing follows her into one of those empty underground garages with eerie lighting along the walls, she ambushes him and kicks him roundly in the family jewels.

Though predictable, 'Eye for an Eye' still maintains a level of suspense unmatched by many mainstream thrillers like it.

That is until 1996, when he released his forth film in the 1990's, the gripping, morbid and vengeful drama, "Eye for an Eye".

To those of you who are fans of Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, or Ed Harris, if you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it.

Gripping .