Red Eye (2005, USA) C-85m. SCOPE *** D: Wes Craven. Starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Laura Johnson, Jack Scalia. Well-paced thriller gives you the genre's assets in a nutshell: McAdams meets nice guy Murphy on an overnight flight to Miami, but soon he shows his real self when he blackmails her into helping him to assassinate a politician. Takes place almost entirely at the airport and on board the plane, movie delivers the goods kudos to veteran director Craven. It's also well-acted.

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