User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 107
  2. Negative: 44 out of 107
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  1. TonyB.
    Apr 23, 2009
    5
    Patrick Wilson, one of our more underrated young actors, gives Samuel Jackson a run for the money, and Kerry Washington is fine.
  2. JayH.
    Jan 25, 2009
    6
    Flawed but it is suspenseful. Well produced, fine performances. It's a bit predictable but I was never bored at least. Good score.
  3. halb
    Feb 22, 2009
    6
    Ignore the "0" and "1" reviews. This film, although seriously flawed, is not THAT bad. It's a moderately entertaining suspense/thriller for much of it's running time -- but it's seriously compromised by just plain silly plot turns towards the climax... there are certain implausible actions, by one character in particular at the end, that really turn a potentially decent Ignore the "0" and "1" reviews. This film, although seriously flawed, is not THAT bad. It's a moderately entertaining suspense/thriller for much of it's running time -- but it's seriously compromised by just plain silly plot turns towards the climax... there are certain implausible actions, by one character in particular at the end, that really turn a potentially decent movie into a 'Oh, my, that's a shame' kind of film. Could have been so much better. Expand
  4. 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.
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.