In a dangerous game of cat and mouse, the rookie Bo, on her first assignment, finds herself up against a jewelry robber who passes his time on the tram playing sudoku. When her target nearly kills her mentor, she tries to apprehend the culprit on her own. (Source: HKIFF) Although hinting at conspiracy theories, this film is actually a very basic heist story with an emphasis on surveillance and fatherly figures.
Forget about the intriguing posters for this one. For those expecting a sophisticated updating of Enemy of the State or some such paranoid-conspiracy theory number, much disappointment lies ahead. And it didn’t even take Big Brother to stamp out any creativity in the project. Seems like Eye in the Sky fell victim to its own hushed and brief proviso, amounting to one of the most perplexingly short and underwhelming releases so far this year.