Wes Craven imitates one of Sir Alfred Hitchcock's claustrophobic thrillers. In "Red Eye," there are moments that reflect upon "Lifeboat" and "Strangers on a Train." The first 65% of the movie takes place on a jet airliner and the leading lady suffers from flightophobia. The final twenty minutes opens up and Miami becomes the focal point of the movie.
Brian Cox and Rachel MacAdams portray the likablefather and daughter, respectively. Given his work as the Scarecrow in "Batman Returns," Cillian Murphy is making a name for himself as the psychologically edgy villain.
Afterwards, one can punch holes of logical errors with "Red Eye." Yet, it serves as a fast two hours and this film will be a hit when released on DVD.