I'm pleased to report that this remake of a Hollywood (and Hitchcock) classic, Rear Window, is not just watchable, but actually pretty good.
Shia LaBeouf is a promising actor, or should I say star, since he has already been in 2 huge movies since this one came out (Transformers, now a franchise, and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones saga).
The story is very similar to the original and simply updated to the 21st century's sensibilities, which mostly means a lot more gadgetry and younger and sexier actors to attract a bigger audience.
Ultimately, the acting is good and the scare level is kept way up, with palpable tension spread throughout, which is what's most important for a movie of this genre.
I'd recommend it, but make sure you watch Rear Window as well!! That's a masterpiece.