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Disturbia Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 21, 2007
A feeble attempt to update Hitch's classic for the teen beat generation of today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 11, 2007
The filmmakers' belief that modern audiences will only respond to noisy, inarticulate endings dooms this movie to a last act that devalues, rather than elevates, it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 12, 2007
The most disturbious part of Disturbia is how engaging this teenage thriller manages to be, even though it's a shameless rip-off of Rear Window.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 11, 2007
"Disturbia" is like "Rear Window," only if "Rear Window" had been written and directed by morons and James Stewart had been replaced by a kid from the Disney Channel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 16, 2007
LaBeouf is a likable and easygoing personality, but he easily turns smug and artificial on screen.
| Original Score: C+
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
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
March 14, 2007
Slickly shot, generally well-acted, and entirely, predictably conventional from stem to stern.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 11, 2007
If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today, and if he wanted to remake one of his own films for an MTV audience ... well, he still wouldn't make Disturbia.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
April 11, 2007
Who is behind the rise of LaBeouf? Didn't anyone learn anything from the stardom-forced-on-us debacles of Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Chris Klein?
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
April 12, 2007
Was Freddy Krueger on vacation? Michael Myers not taking calls? Part of the supposed "fun" of Disturbia is guessing if Turner is a menace or just misunderstood. With Morse in the role, the work has already been done for the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
April 11, 2007
It's like someone took The Burbs and cross-bred it with the career of Freddie Prinze Jr.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2007
The proceedings devolve into standard horror-movie effects and minimal motivations. [And] Hitchcock's original never had to resort to thunder and lightning to goose up the suspense.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 12, 2007
When the killer shows his hand, the film deteriorates into a typical slasher, complete with jerky angles, blurry footage and ridiculous, near-supernatural chases.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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...
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John Maynard
Washington Post
April 12, 2007
The film quickly shifts from a clever homage to Rear Window to a bad parody of The Silence of the Lambs.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 13, 2007
Rear Window redone for a more paranoid age, an age that embraces its paranoia as The New Normal, and not something to be disturbiaed about at all.
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