Hate Crime (2005)

Hate Crime



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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 … More

Rating: R (for some violence, language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian
Directed By:
Written By: Tommy Stovall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
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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 Father Tim

as Salesperson

as Daycare Teacher

as Policeman

as Young Man

as Robbie's Coworker

as 4-year-old Trey

as Boy in the Park

as Girl in Church
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Critic Reviews for Hate Crime

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | August 18, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The film never rises above its cry now-avenge later Lifetime Channel sensibilities.

Full Review… | May 18, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

... a flawed film that frequently tries to rise above standard TV dramas of the week.

Full Review… | April 27, 2006
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.

March 30, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

What is not entirely clear is what Hate Crime adds to the equation that hasn't been done before.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
Top Critic

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.

familiar stranger

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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.

Jennifer Torres

"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.

Glen Shrope

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