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Release Date: April 13, 2007
Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss
Runtime: 105 min
A lot of people say this flick is like Hitchcock's Rear Window, but when I was watching that film - I didn't think of this one once. I mean after when I really thought about it, there are some similar themes -- but not very many that are quite obviously reminiscent of Rear Window??.
After Kale (Shia LaBeouf) loses his father, he has become emotionally unstable. A year later, when there is an incident at school, it lands Kale under a court-ordered house arrest. When Kale is running out of ideas of things to do, he resorts to spying on the neighbours - and takes a special interest in a neighbour, Robert Turner (David Morse), whom he begins to suspect of being a serial killer.
The originality of the film isn't the best, as a lot of the things of the film have been done before, but it really is a great thriller. The thrills and scares are big, and it is thoroughly entertaining and too has its fair share of comical moments. The cast really does an incredible job, from the young acting talents to the great performances by David Morse and Carrie-Anne Moss.
The film stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Roemer, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Matt Craven, with Viola Davis.
The character development of the film is really grand, and I really like the plot as well. It's one of my favourite thrillers.