Mineshaft Gap

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Remember the thriller.

Wes Craven's Red Eye is his most assured work in ages and a Hollywood thriller than actually manages excitement. It is sad that the thrillers of the time of Welles and Hitchcock have completely fallen away to mostly Ashley Judd-Morgan Freeman treacle. Rachel MacAdams manages to be not annoying here, and while Murphy is too creepy at first, once his character is revealed he is spot on.

The third act falls apart, and the ending is terrible but there are some solid jolts along the way. Combine this with the excellent Jason Bourne films and maybe the American thriller can make a comeback. I hope so, at least.

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