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Lakeview Terrace Reviews

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Top Critic
Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
Neil LaBute hasn't made a really good film in 8 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
September 19, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 18, 2008
It's too bad the movie's moderately intriguing qualities are buried under the final half-hour's avalanche of predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 16, 2008
If an actor this talented is going to slum it in hokey, over-the-top thrillers, I'd prefer he direct his anger at those mother-effing snakes on that mother-effing plane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2008
The actors make it watchable, but with these incendiary themes, 'watchable' isn't exactly a wildfire.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 19, 2008
The movie's only mark of restraint is the absence of an earthquake.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 19, 2008
Unfortunately, the feud set in motion here trades on crude sterotypes that are still in play.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 17, 2008
As a huge fan of LaBute's usual work, I'd like to believe he intended Lakeview Terrace as a mockery of dopey conventions and that his heightened sense of irony just floated over my head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 15, 2011
Isn't much fun either as social commentary or procedural guignol.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
September 26, 2008
...I don't know how much the LAPD pays it's officers, but I don't think it's enough to by a beautiful house in the hills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
September 17, 2008
'Lakeview Terrace' begins as a tense, compelling tale of ideological opposites headed for an ugly clash and ends in contrived melodrama as Abel completes his transformation from badge-waving bully to bogeyman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Lakeview Terrace isn't anywhere as wacky as LaBute's Wicker Man remake, yet the two reveal an artist too caught up with his misanthropic conceits to notice the ridiculous humor in them.
Clay Cane
BET.com
July 3, 2009
This angry black man wants a 'chocolate drop' of his own -- yes, 'chocolate drop' is actually used in this film! However, it's such a weak movie that you won't get offended.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Lakeview Terrace is not a hit by any means, but it is a lot better than Jackson's last film Snakes on a Plane and much improved for director Neil LaBute, known for his previous work on The Wicker Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
September 18, 2008
There really isn't very much tension or the scares some might hope for ... the movie's last ten minutes try to overcompensate with lots of action after nearly 90 minutes of rather mundane mindgames.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 19, 2008
Subtlety is not the strong suit of Lakeview Terrace. In fact, it's a suit Lakeview Terrace hasn't even heard of.
| Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
September 16, 2008
Samuel L. Jackson, in top, scenery-chewing form, is probably the biggest liability in Lakeview Terrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 14, 2008
Are we really supposed to stomach a thriller in which the root of all evil is intelligent black men in power who can't stomach, to the point of going full-on psychotic, the sight of a white man married to a black woman?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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