An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thrillers
Stars: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Fred Hechinger, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wyatt Russell, Anthony Mackie, Mariah Bozeman, Brian Tyree Henry, Jeanine Serralles, Liza Colón-Zayas, Anna Cameron, Diane Dehn, Tracy Letts, Haven Burton, Ben Davis, Daymien Valentino, Myers Bartlett, Blake Morris
Director: Joe Wright
SofisticatedRedneck - 11 January 2023 Rear Window Inspired, But Mediocre Execution Since Hitchcock made Rear Window in 1954 a lot of filmmakers have used the same concept, as it was a very interesting concept. Among the best of those films is Body Double by Brian de Palma.
This film however belongs to the lower regions of that category of films. It seems to also have been inspired by the great Vertigo. In Vertigo the protagonist has vertigo (hence the title), in this film the female protagonist (Anna) have agoraphobia. Unfortunately this theme is, besides one not very significant scene, not explored is the film. It is only used as the reason the protagonist does not come outside. In Rear Window the reason was the much better suited having a leg injury.
What the film does wrong is that there are no other interesting characters in the window besides. Also that there is very little built up to the alledged murder being seen. And that the interaction with the people Anna sees in way too early.
There is also a logical problem. Why wouldn't have David told Anna about Katie when Anna told him what see saw and thought.
It is also not explained clearly why Ethan killed his father's secretary.
There also seems to be anti-white racism around the Russells, "They are very white" films these days would never have that line about black people, so this is very hypocritical.
The acting in this film is sufficient but nothing more. The same goes for the directing
All in all I give it a 4/10.
serrachi - 15 August 2022 Less than average Now, the story does not seem that bad, the acting not bad as well except Ethan's acting (Fred Hechinger) idk I really did not like it much.
As soon as the movie started I had Hitchcock's work Rear Window popped up in my head. The good thing is they did not do it bad for the camera work, but it lacks lots of action.. idk it got boring.