Disturbia The 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

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Disturbia, a 2007 film starring Shia LaBeouf, is a murder mystery, horror thriller with some well timed humor thrown in. While it is somewhat akin to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, it is neither a remake nor a modernization because the story is far more intricate including subplots and more deeply realized characters. Even after repeated viewings, Disturbia remains suspenseful; the story remains vibrant. By comparison, Rear Window is dull and shabby. The characters are superficial; the acting, at least in Grace Kelly’s case is abysmal. Seriously, Hitch, what were you thinking when you cast an actress whose only gear is annoying. Oh, I know, she’s a blond.

Marcia Letaw

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