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Eye of the Beholder (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 22
CAP Influence Density: 2.33
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*Eye of the Beholder* (R) -- even the 6 or 7 year old eye.

Intercourse, nudity, killing, knifing, beating, vulgar language, numerology, astrology -- it's all there. In this insane and even weird flick about a British surveillance expert called Eye (Ewan McGregor) in the British embassy in Washington uses every manner of electronic snooping and stealth to reach his goal, including exposing the sexual impropriety of fellow officials. This was such a murky movie that even secular reviews call it a waste of time.

On an assignment that takes him out of his self-chosen recluse lifestyle, Eye falls in love with the murderer, Joanna Eris (Ashley Judd) of his surveillance target. Eye is demented as he converses with his long-gone daughter, stolen from him by the wife who left him. If there was an attempt to mimic Hitchcock or 007 grandeur, it failed -- miserably.

There were many, many offensive scenes to this movie, but none were as offensive as...

Another sampling of America's entertainment diet was noted as a little girl about six or seven years old was tripping over my feet to get back to her seat. While this was certainly NOT an offense to me, that there was intercourse being repeatedly shown on the screen -- AND SHE WAS WATCHING IT -- *was* an offense to me. I wonder what Child Protective Services would do if a father showed those pictures of intercourse to his kids at home? How about if he showed to kids in the theater lobby some still photos of the very same pictures of intercourse as were in the movie even AFTER the kids left the movie? It took all my control to NOT say something to her parents who were _with_ her. Maybe the first time the little girl saw that offense was innocent on the part of the parents who might not have realized that a R-rated movie just might contain vulgar programming, but when scenes of the intercourse kept being repeated along with other material typically associated with R-rated programming, the innocence was lost.

Please consider sharing with all you know who practice this form "entertainment" Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me" and Luke 17:2 "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." Hard and sobering Truths, but Truths nonetheless.

The battle is getting exceptionally ugly and our kids need fervent prayer and bold warriors to reduce the offenses to them. If you are not called to be a bold warrior with me, please, please go to the foot of the Cross for the kids AND their parents.

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full assessment of this movie. This is not possible. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Eye of the Beholder (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • zeroing an assault-looking device at a victim
  • demented display
  • bloody murder victim
  • punks accosting a woman on the street
  • graphic traffic victim
  • bizarre imagery
  • cop beating of an old blind man "for his own good"
  • bloody injuries
  • beating of a woman
  • gunfire to enable illegal flight
  • threats with firearms

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 23 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 18 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • punk dress
  • lie to bland man about money amount
  • child arrogance against father
  • "Kill or be killed"
  • lies

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • intercourse with nudity
  • series of still photos of intercourse
  • female stripping to underwear
  • other scenes of adult in underwear
  • female nudity
  • male nudity
  • lusting through a bathroom wall
  • woman in bath tub
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • female in towel only
  • man and woman in bed together
  • picture nudity
  • self touching
  • inappropriate touch

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking, once while refueling
  • bar
  • booze
  • drinking
  • cooking drugs
  • forcing illegal drugs into victim

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • talk of astrology, numerology, and depiction of reliance on them, and encouragement to practice them
  • two uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • knifing murder
  • drowning murder
  • gunfire murder
  • death from assault weaponfire

  • (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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