D J Caruso (2007)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Taking Lives director DJ Caruso returns to the thriller genre with this engaging teen flick that plays like Rear Window for the Facebook generation. A pre-TransformersShia LaBeouf plays a troubled adolescent who's put under house arrest for punching his teacher. After he befriends the cute newcomer next door (Sarah Roemer), the duo pass their time spying on their neighbours. However, an innocent game turns nasty when they begin to suspect that one of them (David Morse) is a serial killer. After a slow-burning set-up that milks the comedy value of home incarceration, the film swings slickly into suspense mode. Events that follow are predictable yet tension-packed, delivering a satisfying quota of genuine jolts. LaBeouf is particularly affable, with an emotional honesty that papers over many of the plot cracks. But it's Morse who quietly steals the show, walking the fine line between shy and sinister with commendable ease.


A troubled teenager is sentenced to three months under house arrest for attacking a teacher, and passes the time by spying on his neighbours. However, one day he notices something suspicious and becomes convinced one of them is a serial killer. Thriller, starring Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse and Sarah Roemer.

Cast & Crew

Kale Shia LaBeouf
Mr Turner David Morse
Ashley Sarah Roemer
Julie Carrie-Anne Moss
Ronnie Aaron Yoo
Officer Gutierrez Jose Pablo Cantillo
Daniel Brecht Matt Craven
Detective Parker Viola Davis
Director D J Caruso
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Other Information

Language: English, Spanish +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Sep 2007