Lakeview Terrace

What could be safer than living next to a cop?


Lakeview Terrace
A young inter-racial couple move into an mixed, up-market neighbourhood. The guy next door is a cop, widowed, with two kids. He takes a dislike to the newcomers, and after he and his kids see them skinnydipping in the pool, decides they have to leave the area. So he begins a campaign to force them out. Unable to turn to the police for help, the couple eventually decide to fight fire with fire, which quickly escalates out of control, just like the approaching forest fire. Reviews have been mixed.

108 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, Thriller.

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That bald guy is really scary!
That bald guy is really scary!

Credits

Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass, Justin Chambers, Jay Hernandez, Regine Nehy, Jaishon Fisher
Director
Neil LaBute
ScreenplayDavid Loughery, Howard Korder
MusicJeff Danna, Mychael Danna
CinematographyRogier Stoffers
EditingOverbrook Entertainment, Screen Gems
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byJoe Plotch

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild, within context
NudityNone
SexImplied
ViolenceRealistic, within context
PrejudiceStrong references to racial differences
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kgomotso Moncho
15
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
15
Cape Times
Michael Sragow
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
8
24.com
Niel Bekker
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI find movies like this alive and provoking, and I'm exhilarated to have my thinking challenged at every step of the way.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe movie does inspire the hope that more studio thrillers will take a wider view of the world.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt's too bad the movie's moderately intriguing qualities are buried under the final half-hour's avalanche of predictability.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe main problem with this treatise on racial politics undercover as an exercise in suspense is that the director, Neil LaBute, didn't write the script.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconFortunately, and unlike a bad neighbor, one can easily move away from this busy but far too familiar member of the cinematic community not long after being introduced to it.
8
Metacritic.com
28 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
119 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis thriller about a menacing cop wreaking havoc on his neighbors is tense enough but threatens absurdity when it enters into excessive potboiler territory.
8

What the People say

Internet
2700 Netizens quote iconRemind me never to let Samuel L. Jackson borrow a cup of sugar from my place
13

Average .. 53%

11

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