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The Eye

Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba), who has been blind since childhood, undergoes an experimental transplant operation in the hopes of regaining her sight. However, the young woman fears the surgery may have worked too well, when she begins to see shadowy images she suspects are part of the supernatural world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 31 Jan 2008
Video Release: 02 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Eye Rated PG-13?


The Eye is likely to be a poor choice for anyone who doesn’t enjoy “made you jump” moments. Depictions of suicide will also make it inappropriate for many viewers. During the movie, the protagonist sees people being lead away to death by menacing looking humanoids. As well, she has repeated visions of people being burned in a fire, during which we see people in flames and bleeding. Two characters are depicted committing suicide—one jumping from a high-rise window and another who is seen explicitly dying from hanging. A woman cuts herself on glass and is shown bleeding. A naked woman is seen behind an obscured glass shower door—no explicit details are evident. Half-a-dozen profanities are heard, including a scatological expletive. A woman drinks sherry to calm her nerves.

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