It's a shame to see such an interesting idea so full of potential squandered in such a mediocre way. In the end, this is a generally serviceable home-invasion horror that leaves any real intelligence at the front door. Scary, jumpy and nothing special.
A note on the viewing: Viewed in High Definition at 1080i resolution.
Probably Christopher Nolan's best film (which may come down to the fact he isn't responsible for the plot). A menacing crime thriller that proves remakes can, once in a blue moon, do something original and extraordinary with the material they have.
A note on the viewing: Viewed in 2K High Definition via the US Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Disney haven't ever released a BD in the UK, so it is a pleasure to get this stellar transfer from Warner Bros. It really is worth importing (or nipping over there to get).
Although it's not the masterpiece some claim it to be, the breathless originality and vibrant performances of the film carry it through.
A note on the viewing: Watched on a 40" widescreen HD television on Blu-ray disc in full 1080p high definition. Fox's BD release isn't great. Image quality is unpredictable. I suspect it was transferred from an old or poor quality source.