EVERY KILLER LIVES NEXT DOOR TO SOMEONE.
High school kid Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf) is sentenced to three months in house arrest after punching a teacher; he starts spying on his neighbors and realizes that one of them could be a serial killer. This modern take on Rear Window (1954) is great fun for undemanding teenagers, but everyone else will decry the total lack of originality, as well as the director’s inability to create believable scenarios. However, and that’s a big however, the kids are all charming (especially LaBeouf), David Morse intimidating and the film is well paced – all in all hugely entertaining.
2007-U.S. 104 min. Color. Directed by D.J. Caruso. Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Kale Brecht), David Morse (Turner), Sarah Roemer (Ashley), Carrie-Anne Moss, Aaron Yoo, José Pablo Cantillo… Viola Davis.