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
(at around 15 mins) To prepare for his role, Shia LaBeouf spoke with many former house arrest detainees, which is where the idea for the Twinkie Tower came from. See more »
(at around 20 mins) When Kale is walking around his yard marking the area that he can stay in, he makes a square. However if he is only allowed to be within a 100 foot radius of the ankle monitor, the area would be a circle. 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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This movie was extremely well paced -- there was very good character development without excessive dialog. The story is exciting and thrilling: a modernized Rear Window. The acting was very solid, and every actor, major or minor, sold their part. Shia LeBeouf was a likable protagonist, Carrie-Anne Moss did a great job in her role as the mother, and David Morse played an exceedingly ominous and creepy neighbor. The climax is very suspenseful, although it did contain a few minor lapses in rational behavior by both the heroes and the villain, but I suppose that could be written off as desperation. Overall, it was refreshing to see a well-paced thriller with great suspense, humor, and character development.
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