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
Watch On
  1. 100
    I find movies like this alive and provoking, and I'm exhilarated to have my thinking challenged at every step of the way.
  2. A conventional suspense thriller, but the details kick it up a notch.
  3. 63
    Lakeview Terrace holds your interest, though the bad faith on all sides makes it something of an endurance test.
  4. Here's a vote of gratitude for Samuel L. Jackson, who has become a specialist in making mediocre movies far more entertaining than they should be.
  5. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    80
    As a thriller it's solid three-star tension. As a Samuel L. Jackson showcase it proves a man can only coast through so many motherfuckin' or milquetoastin' turns before having to display his full and overpowering talent.
  6. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    70
    A pretty provocative film, that is until it implodes into standard formulaic Hollywood crap.
  7. 100
    Lakeview Terrace isn't literally about the riots, but it's still one of the toughest racial dramas to come out of Hollywood since the fires died down--much tougher, for instance, than Paul Haggis’s hand-wringing Oscar winner "Crash."
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  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 racistThe 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. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Great film
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Great movie...