Red Eye (2005)
October 21, 2022 10:17 AM - Subscribe

In the wake of her grandmother's funeral, hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) is waiting to fly back home when she meets charming Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) at check-in. She thinks it luck that they're seated together on the plane, but soon learns otherwise.

Also starring Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Robert Pine, Terry Press, Brittany Oaks, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch, Kyle Gallner.

Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Carl Ellsworth.

72% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on HBO Max. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is the last good non-Scream movie Wes Craven ever made.

Given how big Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy have gotten in the years since, it probably deserves being better remembered than it is.

It's not earth-shattering in terms of ambition, but Craven doesn't miss a beat. This is taut and brisk. Fun watch.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:19 AM on October 21, 2022 [5 favorites]

I had to watch this about three times in college because every film professor taught it as a study in three-act structure. I didn't find it especially compelling, but it is put together extremely sturdily.
posted by Tom Hanks Cannot Be Trusted at 11:49 AM on October 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

Jackson Rippner? Really?
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 11:58 AM on October 21, 2022 [10 favorites]

Jackson Rippner? Really?

Yup, and he lampshades it.
posted by Gelatin at 5:02 AM on October 24, 2022

This film. One the one hand, it’s dreadful and bad. On the other, it’s a perfect last unicorn of sorts.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:37 PM on November 10, 2022

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