The Good Neighbor Reviews
I thought that James Caan did an excellent job portraying the neighbor, in his complex and hidden motivation. Mr. Grainer is a complex character, and of course a legend like James Caan will nail the character.
The kids playing the prank... Yeah, not so intersting, lots of repetitive boring scenarios. I kept stopping the movie to do other things because I got bored, but then came back to watch a bit more, until I got bored..
I finally managed to finish, and I appreciated the ending, but overall, this was a boring film with an interesting concept, and a severe under-use of an amazing talent (James Caan)
This is really refreshing. Something rare and unpredictable film in a thriller. Nice characters and the setting where all the story takes place. This is about two teenagers secretly trying to video document one of their neighbours after judging his character through several events of his life. So they place hidden cams in his house, expecting something twist to happen. As the story goes on, they face various troubles and what result they get in the end was a shocker.
I think nicely written film. Not much fuzz about the characters or any events. Though there were some scene that puts the views on the edge of their seats. Overall a nicely made film, either quality or the quantity, totally acceptable. The actors too were good. The kids and then the Jame Caan. The suspense was the backbone of the film. It succeeded on that, but don't anticipate anything bigger. It is a simple, small thriller that's surely worth a try.
He is also in New Netflix show "Atypical ' and "It Follows".
While I highly recommend you see this movie, I noticed the trailers seemed to give an incorrect portrayal of it and actually took several scenes out of context. Point being, don't watch the trailers, just enjoy the movie!
For a movie I didn't expect anything from, it was at least engaging for the most part, and modestly entertaining. Worth the watch if you've come to the end of your saved movie/show list on Netflix.
Was not expecting to get hit square in the feels at the end and fight tears off - well done, James Caan. You were the main reason I gave this film a slightly above average rating.