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    Eagle Eye proves neither golden nor soaring

    The key to enjoying “”Eagle Eye”” is to avoid trying to make sense of it. Thinking too much will reveal the fantasy of impossible escapes and an unbelievable plot, dampening the thrills of an empty Hollywood action flick.

    Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan play two strangers forced together by an omniscient woman who threatens them using whatever technology is available. The two become entangled in a national security conspiracy and chaos reigns supreme.

    An intense start never abates as the film bounces from wild chases to incredible heroics using quick camera cuts and dizzying motion. Trying to keep up seems as strenuous as LaBeouf’s escape from FBI custody.

    The intriguing story inflates and tension builds as truths are slowly revealed, but then the balloon pops. The mind-numbing climax is bound to send viewers slouching back into their chairs from their seat edges.

    Even though it has been a while since LaBeouf ruled the Disney Channel as the star of “”Even Stevens,”” he still hasn’t shunted his boyish image, making his run as a terror-suspect on the loose much less convincing.

    Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Billy Bob Thornton round out a cast loaded with potential, but the movie fizzles to a disappointing close.

    Star Rating: 3 out of 5

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