Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. 38
    Starts out mixing social burlesques and melodrama and ends up one more failed thriller about men behaving badly - and stupidly.
  2. 25
    The whole thing is so listless and mechanical, watching it is a curiously dispiriting experience. You start hoping someone whips out a bear suit.
  3. 25
    The movie might have something to say about black racism, but the conversations go nowhere, and the cliches of the genre take over.
  4. Joyless and airless suspense thriller.
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    The story is not original but the movie is really suspenseful and the actors are really good.Samuel L.Jackson is just brilliant in his racist role.The only bad thing ni this movie is the end,she's too previsible. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    0
    This movie is incredibly stupid in Abel's motivations make no sense. He claims his kids are his number 1 priority and then goes to great lengths to kill the neighbors? Now they are fatherless! That makes no sense. And if Abel is this crazy about interrelationships do you really think he would have made it 28 years in the force being this dirty?

    The acting sucks. Nothing actually happens in the movie but Samuel L Jackson making everyone involved uncomfortable, including the viewers.
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  3. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Great film