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  • Summary: In Lakeview Terrace, a young couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. A stern, single father, this tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he becomes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds. These persistent intrusions into their lives ultimately turn tragic when the couple decides to fight back. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Like a lot of better genre fare, Lakeview Terrace uses its predictable premise to mount a stealth attack on the audience's sensibilities.
  6. When a film has to blare its racially and incendiary stance as obviously as Lakeview Terrace, you know it's trying too hard.
  7. Joyless and airless suspense thriller.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    Great movie...
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    How on this horrible, wretched earth is this film boring, maybe people just don't have good taste anymore...
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    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. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2011
    A movie about police brutality, overprotection of children, and racism regarding biracial relationships. A terrific performance by Sam L. Jackson.
  5. Aug 19, 2010
    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.
  6. Aug 23, 2013
    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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