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Disturbia Reviews

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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
Adam Tanswell
Little White Lies
September 14, 2007
Not quite Rear Window, but can certainly hold its own with The 'Burbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 14, 2007
DJ Caruso's neat little thriller won't win any awards for originality (Hitch will be spinning six feet under) but it does work surprisingly well bearing in mind you can almost second guess every plot twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 13, 2007
Smartly directed thriller with a witty script, a great performance from Shia LaBeouf and some hugely enjoyable suspense scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
September 11, 2007
Entertaining Hitchcock-lite for a generation that would rather dial P for pizza than M for murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
September 11, 2007
Take an Alfred Hitchcock classic, remix it for generation youtube and you've got Disturbia, a smart and involving thriller about the perils of voyeurism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
September 6, 2007
Disturbia goes through the Hitchcockian motions with great skill and good humour - but among the many pleasures it has to offer its viewers, there are few real surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 18, 2007
...a decent thriller that follows the genre pretty closely, although I wish it hadn't concluded in such an obvious manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
August 15, 2007
Borrowing a page or two from of the Hitchcock classic Rear Window (1954), this riveting psychological thriller for the Internet Age delivers as compelling a variation on the helpless voyeur theme as one might hope to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
August 8, 2007
Though not without its weak points, when the film works, it really delivers.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 6, 2007
Towards the end, Disturbia does unravel into something not nearly as smart but that doesn't stop the first two acts from being a slick little observation on the multiple levels of reality that surround us today.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 2, 2007
Even though the story goes bonkers at the end, this teen thriller keeps us entertained--and on the edge of our seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 27, 2007
The difficulty of keeping home confinement tense and vital for feature length proves a strain but works as a result of LaBeouf's zany energetic charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 26, 2007
This is a worthy successor to 'Rear Window.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
It's neither horror, nor thriller, just a teen melodrama set to a thriller backdrop that I could take or leave...
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Disturbia isn't merely full of characters who make stupid decisions, but made by filmmakers who did the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 23, 2007
You'll jump as if you've had electrodes attached to your sensitive parts; but when your nerve endings stop tingling, your brain won't remember a thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 30, 2007
Teetering between weirdly mesmerizing and inexplicably clumsy, D.J. Caruso's film offers a worthy investigation of voyeurism, as it pervades current popular culture in the form of reality TV and user-generated internet videos.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 12, 2007
Whilst it plays it safe and conventional in every way - it still somehow manages to entertain and engage for much of its run time
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 8, 2007
The inherent predictability of this formula would be a letdown if not for efficient storytelling, and a great sense of what makes for good suspense without resorting to graphic gore.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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