Disturbia Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
Unfortunately, what starts out as a rounded and intelligent thriller soon turns up the silly for an OTT finale that betrays the tense and well-plotted build-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 7, 2010
A feature-length alt-rock-soundtrack shill that merges with violin strains that would make even Bernard Herrmann blanch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 14, 2009
...an unabashedly high-concept premise that's primarily employed to surprisingly positive effect...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Disturbia is a well-made, very entertaining thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 23, 2008
In addition to borrowing the idea behind Rear Window, Disturbia pays homage to Hitchcock in its sense of pacing, as well, in its use of the Hitchcock's signature slow build.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
Like its attractive leads, director DJ Caruso's smart teen thriller may be self-conscious, but it is undeniably appealing,
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
July 10, 2008
As a thriller, this is mechanical and predictable - barely one-step away from cookie-cutter formulaic - and yet the film actually works up a decent amount of genuine feeling, thanks to the cast of characters.
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
With all the promise to be the year's best teen scream flick, Disturbia gets lost while overly trying to please its demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Disturbia takes it's time setting up the thrills and Shia LaBeouf actually acts like a high schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
An baleis stin akri ta almata tis plokis kai tis trypoyles poy kseprobaloyn deila edo ki ekei, leitoyrgei mia hara san kalogyalismeno efibiko thriler, poy toylahiston kanei tin prospatheia gia na se koroidepsei poylontas hip moyri, se antithesi me alla po
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 22, 2007
A limp teenage by-the-numbers version of Rear Window.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 21, 2007
One of the big sleepers of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
The parts of the film that work...are surprisingly due mostly to the presence of Shia LaBeouf.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 14, 2007
Hitchcock would turn in his grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 14, 2007
Take along a good book - possibly Ted Lewis's The Serpent - and read it by the light of the effulgent clichés.
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
September 14, 2007
Disturbia's limits are those of its hero - an amiable, faintly clueless young man with a brief attention span.

Sun Online
September 14, 2007
This occasionally amusing thriller will probably not be Shia's best-remembered moment, but it is worth a peep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 14, 2007
Despite the interesting set-up, the action degenerates into obvious implausibility and silliness - fatal for a suspense thriller - and boredom sets in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
September 14, 2007
Caruso's no Hitchcock, and Disturbia is not as original, suspense-filled or well-acted as the James Stewart-Grace Kelly masterpiece, but for its predominantly male, teenage audience it delivers enough shocks to be entertaining.
Jamie Graham
Total Film
September 14, 2007
The teen support cast are vacuous and director DJ Caruso strays a little too far into Grand Guignol territory for the over-extended climax, but Disturbia's otherwise bang on the money: $80m at the US box-office was no fluke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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