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Disturbia Reviews

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December 2, 2016
One of my absolute favorite movies
November 25, 2016
Four stars hands down! If you like this you will really like The Stepfather!
½ November 10, 2016
A good thriller with surprisingly great performances.
½ November 6, 2016
Even with a great performance from Shia LaBeouf and a strong start, "Disturbia" slowly faded as the movie progressed.

Following the death of his Father, a young boy finds himself in a bit of trouble at school, leading to a lengthy house arrest. While under house arrest, he's left with little electronics and no freedom. In complete boredom, he begins to take close watch of his neighbors. Without warning, he soon realizes that one of his neighbors could be a dangerous criminal that's hiding a deep, dark secret.

Shia LaBeouf has been under a lot of fire throughout his life. After starring as a young teen in the highly-grossing "Transformers" franchise, he's constantly made headlines for all the wrong reasons. However, I still look at him as an actor, and I think he's a phenomenal one when put in the right scenarios. This was one of those situations where I thought he was the highlight of the entire film, giving a great performance and leading the charge. There are some moments where he's really giving it his all and it actually has an effect on you, so he definitely deserves some recognition for this performance.

The movie is decent entertainment overall and the chemistry between characters isn't horrible by any means. This is the kind of movie that you can casually plop in for mindless entertainment or ambient background noise, but it gets weaker as you try and deconstruct the actual film. A lot of things are there just for show and it logically doesn't add to the story, and it's there just to be there.

Speaking of which, this movie lost a lot of credit due to its endless supply of eye candy, stalker like shots. I get it, Kale is stuck in his room all day and it's hard not to spy on his stunning new neighbor. However, this movie crosses the line between cute, and stalker-ish. Just about everything comes off in a stalker manner, and it creeps you out more than anything. His actions and the camera shots make you more uncomfortable more than anything, and it really was a lazy effort by the director.

In the end, there's not much to say about this movie. It's a simple movie with plenty of lackluster aspects and mindless entertainment. It's fine for the most part but it makes you cringe on more than one occasion.
November 6, 2016
Always enjoyed this one.
October 23, 2016
Pas mal du tout. Une version de "Fenetre sur cour" version teenage / moderne.
October 20, 2016
Absolute favourite! Great fun thriller. Starts of like a teenage movie flick but then it turns into an exciting thriller. Definitely in my top 10.
October 18, 2016
Disturbia is the kind of thriller that had you jumping out of your seat. It was an excellent film. The amount of trust was minimal, the suspense was well played, and the acting from Shia Labeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, and David Morse was spot on.
½ October 16, 2016
Poorly done movie. Very cliche. Quite dull and shallow overall
October 10, 2016
4/5. A fun little thriller that's a lot better than one would expect.
½ September 11, 2016
A pretty solid thriller, and good to see LaBeouf before he was a cocky nobhead.
September 9, 2016
Very well paced, tense little thriller with sensitive performances and a few memorable set pieces, Disturbia is a lot better than it has a right to be. One thing I particularly love, as a True Crime enthusiast (shut up it's not creepy) is how many cues the film's serial killer takes from infamous real world murderers. The crawl space is a clear shout to Gacy, the obsession with a certain type of pretty young woman is shades of Bundy - and you even get a few cool references to The Shining, most notably the hateful cop's ultimate fate. If I have any complaints, they lie with the film's treatment of Ashley, who is paraded around much like Megan Fox in Transformers. The camera molests her constantly, and she's generally shown doing only 'sexy' activities. But whatever; that can certainly be forgiven in the face of how much fun the movie is overall.
½ September 4, 2016
Exceptionally well paced, acted and thought out, Disturbia rarely if ever falls into cliches and instead opts for an intellectual yet exciting.
½ August 23, 2016
Disturbia is a pretty good film; it features a solid performance from Shia LaBeouf before he wasn't famous anymore, and is very thrilling at times. The ending is a bit cliched, but the rest of the movie is worth it.
August 7, 2016
This type of thriller movie which never be boring to be watch again. Kudos ! The best of Lebouf so far.
½ July 31, 2016
A Hitchcock "Rear Window" rip-off that doesn't have the nearly the kind of character and plot development, pacing and tension Hitchcock has in his. Save your time and money, and watch "Rear Window" instead. I wasted mine with this not knowing how much it plagiarized Hitchcock's masterpiece.
½ July 24, 2016
Hearing about a kind of remake of rear window with Shia laBeoyf would anger most but Disturbia is a very good film. Taking the premise of rear window and applying it to a somewhat different situation keeps the film fresh and intriguing. Great performances from all involved, make this incredibly tense in parts.
July 17, 2016
While not the most original. The film's strong points come solely from the cast and chemistry between characters. I was surprised to see what has happened when Shia Leboeuf takes on a more serious role.
July 7, 2016
awesome movie, D.J. Caruso, was an excellent choice to direct.
½ June 19, 2016
Though certainly nowhere near on par with Hitchcock's classic "Rear Window," Disturbia still delivers the suspense it seeks while also mixing in awkward humor to make for a satisfying thriller.
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