Hate Crime (2005)
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Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy, a gay couple in their late 20s, gain an unwanted conflict when Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher, moves in next door. Trey is brutally attacked, lapses into a coma and later dies. Robbie and Trey's parents, Barbara and Jim, must deal not only with the devastation of Trey's death, but also with police bureaucracy. After Robbie himself becomes the prime suspect, he and Barbara, both disillusioned with the legal system, decide to take justice into their own hands, attempting to carry out a plan of revenge. … More
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as Robbie Levinson
as Chris Boyd
as Pastor Boyd
as Sergeant Esposito
as Barbara McCoy
as Martha Boyd
as Kathleen Slansky
as Trey McCoy
as Detective Fisher
as Jim McCoy
as Stella Davis
as Connor Davis
as Alton Kachim
as Dr. Kucera
as Father Tim
as Daycare Teacher
as Young Man
as Robbie's Coworker
as 4-year-old Trey
as Fisher's Son
as Boy in the Park
as Girl in Church
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Critic Reviews for Hate Crime
First-time director Stovall renders all with the kitchen-lit, squarely composed aesthetic of timid prime-time TV, and his moral schema is no less ordinary.
The film never rises above its cry now-avenge later Lifetime Channel sensibilities.
The portrait of the Boyds is painted by Tommy Stovall, the film's writer and director, with such broad and venomous strokes that if the gay characters had been portrayed in the same way, the film would rightly be seen as bigoted.
... a flawed film that frequently tries to rise above standard TV dramas of the week.
A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.
Audience Reviews for Hate Crime
The movie tries to make a point and send out a message. While the intentions might have been good, what I got to see in the form of a thriller wasn't quite so. Its predictability and preachy parts didn't bother me as much as its story so filled with loopholes. And if the director has the same excuse that the Sergeant makes towards the end, I'd have a hard time pardoning him. Many of the significant twists and turns simply don't add up to. I'd have readily ignored one or two, but here we've got enough at hand to make the movie lame.
Tolerable, but not recommended from my end.
This one felt like a TV movie but it was still a good depiction of a hate crime. Decent acting and nice cinematography. Two thumbs up! A little slow IMO.
"Hate Crime" is a senseless and vicious murder of a gay man just because he's gay. The ending may satisfy some feeling of justice, but is hardly better than the original crime. There is an interesting section with back and forth scenes of "God is" stuff. The movie is well done.
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