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Good Neighbors Reviews

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
July 13, 2015
The film is superbly crafted, with veteran cinematographer Guy Dufaux composing a coherent palette of dark, rich interiors.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Not a crackerjack thriller by any means, and I'm not sure it means to be: It's a dark comedy about people who do horrible things.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
August 10, 2011
Good Neighbors ends up being a rather unremarkable dramatic thriller that squanders any potential for greatness it had with a bland and uninspired finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike Scott
August 5, 2011
A sneakily absorbing indie thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Blahnik
New York Press
August 4, 2011
Thankfully Tierney saves the film from becoming a prosaic whodunit by casually revealing the murder's identity 40 minutes in, forcing Good Neighbors to succeed as all films should, through character and style.
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine
July 30, 2011
Inspired pitch-black humor and a crackerjack ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 29, 2011
For sheer, absurd gruesomeness, one stomach-turning scene in this obnoxious, uninvolving Canadian thriller could win 2011's prize.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 29, 2011
Working from a 1982 novel set in Quebec City, director-writer Jacob Tierney provides enough thrills and surprises, even a little satire, to keep viewers' attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 28, 2011
Swerving from bland to brutal, endearingly coy to shockingly explicit, the Canadian import "Good Neighbors" finds pitch-black comedy among white-bread lives.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
July 28, 2011
desperately in need of a more refined directorial palette
| Original Score: 1/5
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Alonso Duralde
July 28, 2011
There's enough creepy tension and nefarious deeds afoot to make for a really suspenseful short film, but even at just 96 minutes, Good Neighbors outstays its welcome.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 28, 2011
An agreeably sick little movie about a serial killer, a bunch of cats and the uneasy tenants of a Montreal apartment complex.
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
July 28, 2011
The tone of the film is off-key from the beginning, a fact that's not helped by the presence of Speedman, onetime Felicity heartthrob.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
July 28, 2011
Good Neighbors is a darkly comedic thriller with echoes of Shallow Grave and an undercurrent of repressed Canadian rage, and though it comes to an anticlimactic end, it manages a lot with a slow build of unease.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 27, 2011
Good Neighbors is a hotbed of twisted ideas with a straightforward yet novel approach to the Gothic horror in the hearts of mistakenly everyday people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
July 27, 2011
It's blackhearted fun, but eventually the spurt runs dry, and all that's left is a pallid corpse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 26, 2011
Writer/director Jacob Tierney is spun dizzy by the complex narrative of deceptions and confessions, laboring over moody particulars while the tension gradually dries up.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
July 26, 2011
Tierney offers what preparations he can for the offbeat darkness to come, but at least one part of the perfect, triple-crossing crime that plays out is so black you may want to wear shades.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
July 11, 2011
A solid, respectable genre piece that should play extra well when watched late one night in your own one or two-bedroom high-rise dwelling.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 25, 2011
'Good Neighbors' borders on a beneficial near amateurishness as it picks up headway to finish with a rare satisfactory twist and undeclared future.
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