Disturbia (2007)

Salton Sea director D.J. Caruso travels from the shore to the suburbs for this suspenseful tale of a high-school senior who suspects that his neighbor is a notorious serial killer. Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is a high-school senior who has yet to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aside from its clichéd resolution, Disturbia is a tense, subtle thriller with a noteworthy performance from Shia LaBeouf.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Offsetting the chilly voyeurism is a viable teen romance and an appealing sense of humor. Though there are occasional lapses in logic, Disturbia is consistently suspenseful and entertainingly disturbing.

David Keyes

When it comes to recalling the best of Hitchcock's important film lessons, here is a decent movie that at least remembers the buildup is just as important as the jolt.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a cool little thriller with some big scares and fine performances.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

While Disturbia does nothing to advance or honour Hitchcock, the movie succeeds on its modest terms.

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Ali Gray

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.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

It eventually evolves into a credible thriller, one pointedly rather than coincidentally embedded in the trivia of its time.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For the most part a taut, careful thriller that emphasizes suspense over blood and gore.

Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

A feature-length alt-rock-soundtrack shill that merges with violin strains that would make even Bernard Herrmann blanch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Enjoyable thriller. Doesn't try to hard but at the same time delivers everything you'd want from a thriller!
Candy Rose
Warning spoilers! Kale (Shia) was in the car when a car accident killed his dad. His life deteriorates in school and gets given house arrest after he hits his… More
Dan Schultz
A decent conversion of a Hitchcock classic to modern-day America. The leads are passable, the story is very predictable however, with an ending that ruins its… More
Jens S.
This review won't get into the question whether or not it makes sense to offer a quasi-remake of Hitchcock's "Rear window" for the… More
Albert Kim
Hardly an homage to "Rear Window", "Disturbia" steals the plotline from a classic and gives it a contemporary twist with surprisingly… More
Chris Weber
This is a vastly inferior remake (to a degree) of Rear Window, but, I guess for those unfortunate souls who have yet to watch that one, I could see how this… More