For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? Written by
The film's translation in Russia is "Paranoia" See more »
When Kale's Xbox Live account gets closed, he tries to log back in and gets a "SERVICE ERROR" message. But if his account was closed, he should've gotten a log in error message, saying that his username or password was incorrect. See more »
Do you think he sees us?
No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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"Rear Window" for the 21st century with Shia LeBeouf in the Jimmy Stewart role, here instead of being in traction, under house arrest and forced to occupy his time covertly spying on his neighbours. His hot single mother Carrie-Anne Moss strikes up a budding romance with neighbour David Morse, but LeBeouf is convinced he's been piling up the bodies somewhere in his house.
Aaron Yoo has an hilarious role as LeBeouf's sidekick who accompanies him on an ill-fated inspection of Morse's house, while Sarah Roemer plays the Grace Kelly part as an attractive neighbour with whom LeBeouf becomes smitten.
There's a solid shock climax that was a bit of a surprise, something to elevate the film from a PG status to an R in just a few frames. Without spoiling the surprise, it's worth the wait. As far as remakes go, this one is pretty decent, doesn't stray from the core content, while every character counts in an economically well-paced plot that gains momentum toward a rousing finale. If you had to remake a classic film in contemporary style, this is a reasonable blueprint.
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