The film near perfectly executes its plotting and pacing. The first half of the picture for the most part is actually a lot of fun as it purposely builds up the characters and story; it then nicely steps into fifth gear for the thrilling and shocking finale.
D.J. Caruso delivers his best picture to date with some assured direction. He may have got it wrong in this genre with Taking Lives in 2004 but three years on he nails it with Disturbia. The film's excellent box-office take is certainly no fluke.
There are a number of reasons to see Disturbia, but above all else it should be seen because it is one of those rare gems found in this usually inadequate genre.