Arlington Road

1999, Mystery & thriller, 1h 59m

92 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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A suspenseful thriller led by strong cast performances built around a somewhat implausible story. Read critic reviews

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Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed by an extremist group, college professor Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) becomes obsessed with the culture of these groups -- especially when his new all-American neighbors, Oliver (Tim Robbins) and Cheryl Lang (Joan Cusack), start acting suspiciously. With each twist, the mystery deepens and questions loom as to whether Faraday is consumed by fear and driven by paranoia, or whether a lethal conspiracy has been born on Arlington Road.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Bridges
Michael Faraday
Tim Robbins
Oliver Lang
Joan Cusack
Cheryl Lang
Hope Davis
Brooke Wolfe
Robert Gossett
F.B.I. Agent Whit Carver
Mason Gamble
Brady Lang
Stanley Anderson
Dr. Archer Scobee
Darryl Cox
Troopmaster, Conspirator
Loyd Catlett
Delivery Man, Conspirator
Sid Hillman
Phone Technician, Conspirator
Jenni Tooley
Ponytail Girl, Conspirator
Grant Garrison
Student Kemp
Naya Castinado
Student O'Neill
Laura Poe
Leah Faraday
Christopher Dahlberg
FBI Agent Buckley
Ellen Dux
Associate Producer
Tom Gorai
Producer
Jean Higgins
Co-Producer
Judd Malkin
Co-Executive Producer
James McQuaide
Associate Producer
Tom Rosenberg
Executive Producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Executive Producer
Ted Tannebaum
Executive Producer
Angelo Badalamenti
Original Music
Bobby Bukowski
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Arlington Road

Audience Reviews for Arlington Road

  • Jun 22, 2016
    Jeff Bridges is a college professor who begins to suspect that his neighbor might be a terrorist. This movie's plot twists right down to the very end of the film were amazing. They kept you guessing and wondering what was going to happen. Jeff Bridges turns in a remarkably paranoid performance in this one. For some reason it seems like a lot of people haven't seen this movie but it is definitely not to be missed.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2016
    Pretty interesting. The way this movie plays out is pretty cool, culminating in one of the best "gotcha" moments I've ever seen in a movie.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2013
    Arlington Road is a daring and controversial political thriller that explores some provocative issues. When a college professor who teaches a course on domestic terrorism starts to suspect that his new neighbors may be part of a terrorist cell, the lives of his friends and family become endangered. Starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, and Hope Davis, the performances are especially strong. The writing is also quite impressive, and does a good job at developing the both the characters and the story arc. Additionally, the film asks some interesting questions about how the government combats terrorist. While the film does have some weak points, Arlington Road delivers a smart and compelling thriller.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2011
    This is how you create a genuine thriller that keeps you hooked until the bitter end. Mark pellington is a talent that should of been handed some further films as he's eye for tension keeps you in a place you can't get out of. The writing is top notch creating characters for everyone involved. Jeff bridges has always been a good actor but I really took notice of him after this film came out. Tim Robbins really owns the film with a character so out of left field. The film knocked me about when I first watched it and have since converted many people with its ending. If you like a film with a twisting narrative then this for you.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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