The quieter the street, the darker the secrets....
Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his friends, Ronnie and Ashley, start to grow more and more interested in what is actually happening within the house of Robert Turner.
Disturbia is like somebody's younger brother who nobody likes because he's not as cool as the older brother but still manages to have at least one friend who would play with him from time to time.
Rear Window is that older brother.
I'll be your friend Disturbia!
The Beef didn't annoy me as much as his usual self would do, and the what's-her-face-girl was hawt!
The film suffers from the occasional slowness and boredom factors. But overall an entertaining watch.
Bad. Don't watch.
If Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window was a living thing, then its shit would be called Disturbia.
Basically a modern day version of the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. So imagine my surprise when Disturbia turned out to be pretty decent. It's tense and intriguing though having seen Rear Window the ending was predictable.
The biggest problem is the opening, it is very slow with it basically being a teen rom-com for the first 40 minutes. After this however it opens up and becomes far more enjoyable. Shia LaBeouf is pretty good as well. Well worth a watch.
A surprise package is Disturbia, as it holds a level of intelligence in its components that elevates it above the simple teen thriller it so easily could have descended into. As a thinly veiled version of Rear Window for the Apple generation, DJ Caruso's nods and winks to Hitchcock are all over his direction yet he never steals too directly, crafting a tight and sprightly, carefully building escalation wrapped around a surprisingly effective lead played well by Shia LeBeouf; in fact this might well be his strongest performance to date and it's equally a surprise to admit he contributes heavily to its success.
LeBeouf carries a level of youthful charisma as Kale, the house-arrested felon haunted by the accidental death…
Fuck yeah, this is one of my favorite movies. Shia is absolutely perfect in it. And the plot is genuinely interesting. I have nothing bad to say about this.
Distrubia is a underrated thriller. Sure it lacks in the originality department, and there's some editing issues in the film's climax, but it's incredibly well directed and is throughly suspenseful, sometimes even terrifying. It's also boasted from two terrific performances from the underrated David Morse, and Shia Labeouf. And it's a whole lot of fun, and insanely entertaining. Most PG-13 thrillers fall really flat because it feels like they're holding back on the rating, but Disturbia definitely pushes the limits. Enjoyed watching this again in my film study class.
For some reason people blew their wad over this. Half a fucking star.
Directed by D. J. Caruso this film stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer and Carrie-Ann Moss. A high school student is stuck under house arrest for the summer but thinks one of his neighbours may be a serial killer.
Obviously the plot of this film owes a lot to the Hitchcock classic Rear Window (1954) but it does a good job of updating the premise for a modern, younger audience and is even darker. For what the film is it is good, it has plenty of tension but maybe strays a little into teen romance too much occasionally. There is plenty of tension through out the final half of the film and the performances of the cast are good too.
Still incredibly watchable (for some reason) and fun up until the last act when it gets unnecessarily silly and nonsensical. This viewing really just made me sad about the weird turn Shia LaBeouf's life/career took since this movie - he's really pretty great in it.
Tight and simple. Almost as good as Rear Window.
Nursing a nasty cold, I come across this flick on TV and decide to stick with it.
So it's a modern Rear Window - I don't mind. Shia is at his least annoying and even manages well in being that not-particularly-good looking geeky sort of bloke. Know what I mean? He just looks like a regular joe - so it fits.
So it was wonderfully cast. All around. Carrie Ann Moss, David Morse manages to be menacing and a lot of fun. Aaron Yoo provides great comic relief - that dude should make more films.
The first half of the film builds nicely, the pacing is great. Then it descends in a lazy horror-slasher final. It's effective but a little rushed just to wrap it all up.
An extremely mediocre teen thriller, occasionally sinking into the realm of below-average. Should have just watched Rear Window...