Lakeview Terrace Reviews
November 28, 2020
Jackson portrays the primary antagonist with a truly gleeful menace.
November 15, 2020
Jackson is much more menacing when he is quietly insinuating than when he reaches for his gun, and Lakeview Terrace is much more disturbing before the film's corrosive racial resentment and hatred spills into actual violence.
October 15, 2019
The material is right in LaBute's wheelhouse, but the director can't get the same sizzle he delivered in his previous work. As a result, the movie falls into a rut of one tedious confrontation after another.
February 1, 2018
Alas, LaBute loses it entirely in the third and final act, when he yields entirely to genre convention and allows it all to explode into a shoot-out of the utmost silliness.
April 19, 2017
An intense drama about neighbors who can't get along.
August 15, 2011
Isn't much fun either as social commentary or procedural guignol.
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.
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.
February 12, 2009
It's ironic when the tactics it uses to ratchet up the suspense actually reduces the very real tension that gets communicated in its first half.
January 21, 2009
As a thriller, it's passable, but at what point do we say to director Neil LaBute, "Enough already with the misogynistic themes"?
January 20, 2009
The race-baiting thriller Lakeview Terrace is exactly what you would expect from a screenplay by a Hollywood hack and an established playwright: some sharp dialogue grafted onto a credibility-stretching and familiar plot. [Blu-ray]
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.