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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. ChadS.
    Sep 19, 2008
    10
    Saw the matinée with a buddy and it was a ride. I love Sam the man Jackson. I had a neighbor like this and people do crazy stuff to protect themselves.
  4. LarryE
    Aug 3, 2009
    8
    It's refreshing to see a "racially based" film that doesn't make the white guy look like the heavy. Samuel Jackson plays the bad guy a bit melodramatically, but it tends to make the picture a little more exciting. It held my attention and I enjoyed it thoroughly, AND, it's only about an hour and a half long which should be the rule for all movies!
  5. DavidD
    Oct 12, 2008
    7
    Alot of the Critics are too harsh. Read Ebert, as usual he is poignant. I give this movie a 7, because I have issues with the ending, but other than that this deserves a watch.
  6. Feb 19, 2011
    7
    A movie about police brutality, overprotection of children, and racism regarding biracial relationships. A terrific performance by Sam L. Jackson.
  7. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    How on this horrible, wretched earth is this film boring, maybe people just don't have good taste anymore...
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.