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Good Neighbors Reviews

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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
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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
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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.
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+
Christopher Null
July 28, 2011
desperately in need of a more refined directorial palette
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
October 17, 2010
A romantic-comedy-cum-serial-killer-movie that bends genre to the point of snapping.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 2, 2011
There's clear evidence that Tierney is maturing as a filmmaker, but he's not there yet, despite having the talents of Baruchel and Hampshire on his side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
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-
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.
Mike Scott
August 5, 2011
A sneakily absorbing indie thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
June 3, 2011
The residents of Jacob Tierney's Good Neighbours are hard to swallow and impossible to like, yet still very amusing to watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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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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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 24, 2010
A seriously oddball little movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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.
Harvey S. Karten
June 13, 2011
An effective noirish drama of three neighbors with hidden, violent flaws
Full Review | Original Score: B
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