James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
D: D.J. Caruso
Paramount (Joe Medjuck, E. Bennett Walsh & Jackie Marcus)
USA 🇺🇸 2007
W: Christopher Landon & Carl Ellsworth
DP: Rogier Stoffiers
Ed: Jim Page
Mus: Geoff Zanelli
Shia LaBeouf (Kale Brecht), David Morse (Robert Turner), Sarah Boemer (Ashley Carlson), Viola Davis (Det. Parker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Julie Brecht)
Half-arsed Rear Window remake for the MTV generation, starring Shia LaBeouf as a wheelchair-bound teenager who copes with his father's recent death by spying on neighbours & suspecting the chap next door of being a murderer.
The film falls apart in it's final act with an unrealistic, badly executed twist.
In the grand scheme of things, it's not a terrible "remake", but it simply doesn't compare to Hitchcock's suspense masterpiece.