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Neighbors Spencer (Scott Speedman) and Louise (Emily Hampshire) have bonded over their fascination with a recent string of murders terrorizing their community. When a new tenant named Victor (Jay Baruchel) arrives in the building, all three quickly hit it off. But as they soon discover, each of them has their own dark secret. As the violence outside mounts, the city retreats indoors for safety. But the more time these three spend together in their apartment building, the clearer it becomes that what they once thought of as a safe haven is as dangerous as any outside terrors they could imagine.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"An agreeably sick little movie about a serial killer, a bunch of cats and the uneasy tenants of a Montreal apartment complex."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Inspired pitch-black humor and a crackerjack ensemble."
‑ Pam Grady, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Paul Schrodt, Slant Magazine
"Swerving from bland to brutal, endearingly coy to shockingly explicit, the Canadian import "Good Neighbors" finds pitch-black comedy among white-bread lives."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"A sneakily absorbing indie thriller."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"For sheer, absurd gruesomeness, one stomach-turning scene in this obnoxious, uninvolving Canadian thriller could win 2011's prize."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"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."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ John Blahnik, New York Press
"desperately in need of a more refined directorial palette"
‑ Christopher Null,
"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."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
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