Hate Crime (2005)
Average Rating: 4.1/10
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Average Rating: 3.8/10
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A quiet community reveals an ugly underside in the wake of a horrible crime in this independent drama. Robbie Levinson (Seth Peterson) and Trey McCoy (Brian J. Smith) are a gay couple who've been together for six years; they've been sharing a comfortable home in suburban Dallas most of that time, and are planning to get married once the legalities work themselves. Robbie and Trey are good neighbors who get along well with the other folks in the community until Chris Boyd (Chad Donella) moves in
Jan 14, 2005 Limited
Nov 14, 2006
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Chad E. Donella
Brian J. Smith
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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.
What is not entirely clear is what Hate Crime adds to the equation that hasn't been done before.
Call it too much fuel to the fire in a misguided effort to bring home the tragedy of gay hate crimes.
deserves praise, even the political viewpoints lack any subtlety whatsoever.
It takes a turn toward vigilante justice, Texas-style, where everybody has a gun. They trade a hate crime for a crime of hate, and that mixed message overshadows the potential of this film.
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