Arlington Road (1999)



Critic Consensus: A suspenseful thriller led by strong cast performances built around a somewhat implausible story.

Movie Info

In this tense thriller, a man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be -- and their secrets could be deadly. Michael Faraday (played by Jeff Bridges) is a college professor whose wife, an FBI agent, was killed in the line of duty by members of an extremist right-wing terrorist group, leaving him to raise their nine-year-old son by himself. One day, he saves the life of a boy he sees on the street. The child turns out to be the son of his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ehren Kruger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Official Site


as Michael Faraday

as Oliver Lang

as Brooke Wolfe

as Cheryl Lang

as FBI Agent Whit Carve...

as Brady Lang

as Grant Faraday

as Dr. Archer Scobee

as Orderly

as Troopmaster

as Delivery Man

as Phone Technician

as Hannah Lang

as Ponytail Girl

as Student Kemp

as Student O'Neill

as Leah Faraday

as Merks, FBI

as Hutch Parsons

as Ma Parsons

as 18-Year-Old Parsons

as 16-Year-Old Parsons

as Parsons Girl

as TV Reporter No. 2

as TV Reporter No. 3

as Accident Detective

as Camp Official

as 2nd Camp Official

as Party Girl/Student

as FBI Guard No. 1

as FBI Guard No. 2

as FBI Van Agent

as FBI Van Agent No. 2

as FBI Agent No. 3

as TV Reporter No. 4

as TV Reporter No. 5

as Reporter Charles Bel...

as Bomb Site Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Arlington Road

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (24)

The screenplay stretches the viewer's credulity far beyond the breaking point, asking us to accept dozens of absurd contrivances and coincidences.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A dank, mechanical exercise that refuses to have any fun.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The climax is so implausible we stop caring and start scratching our heads!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Arlington Road is a movie trying so hard for intelligence, quality and deeper meanings, you can almost sense the strain under the celluloid.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Arlington Road is a dumb, overheated thriller pretending to be a smart, topical one.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

The premise is intriguing and the acting of Bridges and Robbins is decent, but the director Pellington's execution leaves much to be desired.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

Audience Reviews for Arlington Road


A great start to the film, grabs your attention from the off, it then plods along at a steady pace and then hits you right again at the end with an unexpected ending.

An enjoyable performance by Jeff Bridges and overall an enjoyable Conspiracy/Political Thriller.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Thriller about two neighbours. Jeff suspects Tim of being a terrorist. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

well its an alright thriller!
it is clever and the ending was so unexpected that i love the originality of , as its not the obvious good guys win bad guys lose!
but it does get a bit boring, there isnt enough action to keep me interested!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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