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The Good Neighbor Reviews

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October 30, 2018
It does run into some pacing issues and suffers from a duo of unlikable protagonists, but makes up for it all in the final reel with an emotional sucker punch of an ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 25, 2018
After you spend some time with this Good Neighbor, you might second guess yourself the next time you feel the urge to yank those blinds down.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 8, 2016
The Good Neighbor is a rumination on how hastily judging others without knowing them can mean more than innocent, harmless pranks.
September 16, 2016
Clever and funny, technically excellent caper film, with an amazingly moving emotional payoff at the end.
March 7, 2017
The script doesn't has enough material to make it interesting, making the viewer willing to focus on only on the neighbor instead of any other aspect of the lives of its characters. [Full review in Spanish]
December 13, 2016
Despite a slightly more innovative take on the found-footage format, the script fails to hold on to its promise of mystery and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 29, 2016
James Caan's surprisingly nuanced performance ... does a lot of work in tipping the scales from substandard to mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 16, 2016
A film that - from its basic set-up to its dearth of tension - plays like the tedious inverse of Don't Breathe.
September 15, 2016
It's provocative work at times, but also painfully obvious, making for an erratic viewing experience where the urge to tune out is periodically interrupted by engrossing turns of plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 15, 2016
The dreary lack of suspense in this tweaked "Rear Window" scenario, and our inability to care one whit for two cruel, arrogant bullies operating under a perceived notion that they're social scientists, makes this one tough going.
September 14, 2016
Bravo for avoiding the typical story beats, but The Good Neighbor forgets to replace them with something substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2016
A good cast, headed by James Caan, and a good premise are wasted on a cumbersome, suspense-killing script and somewhat clumsy direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2016
Screenwriters Mark Bianculli and Jeff Richard are too obsessed with driving their freshman thesis home, to the point that they fracture their own storytelling by overstuffing the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 17, 2016
There's not much real suspense stirred here by a premise that straddles recent found-footage thrillers and "Rear Window."
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