User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 101
  2. Negative: 42 out of 101

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  1. Aug 19, 2010
    6
    Couple move in to new house, neighbour is Police Officer with chip on his shoulder, arguments, mind games, etc.
    Average thriller played out by a good enough cast with SLJ doing what you'd expect from him.
    Moves along pretty well &, despite being predictable & the ending a little flat, keeps your interest throughout.
  2. Feb 19, 2011
    7
    A movie about police brutality, overprotection of children, and racism regarding biracial relationships. A terrific performance by Sam L. Jackson.
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    8
    Lakeview Terrace may have quite a few plot holes, but it will definitely keep you guessing. The ending may be a bit quick and questionable, but it is very suspenseful.
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    How on this horrible, wretched earth is this film boring, maybe people just don't have good taste anymore...
  5. 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. Expand
  6. 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.
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. Reviewed by: Sura Wood
    40
    The film, absent a sense of place and populated by repellent or weak characters, soon devolves into an increasingly foul litany of events.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    Delivers fairly tense and engrossing drama before succumbing to thriller convention.
  3. 50
    It's a shame, then, that the later stages of Lakeview Terrace should overheat and spill into silliness. The plot is compromised, not resolved, by the pulling of a gun.