Lakeview Terrace
Lakeview Terrace (2008)

An interracial couple moves into their California dream home, only to find themselves the target of their volatile next-door neighbor -- a racist LAPD officer -- in this tightly wound thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 27, 2009
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45%
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39%



Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This thriller about a menacing cop wreaking havoc on his neighbors is tense enough but threatens absurdity when it enters into excessive potboiler territory.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The yawning chasm between the film's aspirations to social significance and its cheese-o-licious straight-to-video construction make it a chucklesome guilty pleasure.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The actors make it watchable, but with these incendiary themes, 'watchable' isn't exactly a wildfire.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Lakeview Terrace isn't anywhere as wacky as LaBute's Wicker Man remake, yet the two reveal an artist too caught up with his misanthropic conceits to notice the ridiculous humor in them.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The movie is directed by Neil LaBute, whose history suggests he's comfortable making his audience just uncomfortable enough to make a lasting impression.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Lakeview Terrace is a serviceable enough popcorn exercise in a few floundering Angelenos who can't just get along.

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Clay Cane
BET.com

This angry black man wants a 'chocolate drop' of his own -- yes, 'chocolate drop' is actually used in this film! However, it's such a weak movie that you won't get offended.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I found it scary at times and I was tense and I was on the edge of my seat, , but ultimately it did spiral out of control and get a little ridiculous.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Isn't much fun either as social commentary or procedural guignol.

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

It's ironic when the tactics it uses to ratchet up the suspense actually reduces the very real tension that gets communicated in its first half.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Lakeview Terrace tries to show a different side to racism than most are used to by having a black man persecute a white neighbour. It fails spectacularly. Not… More
Phil Hubbs
Really well acted flick, everyone is really good in their roles and makes the film very believeable and worth while. Jackson is very good as a racist cop and… More
Josh Morris
'Lakeview Terrace' is a worthwhile but flawed thriller about racial politics played out in an idyllic multi-cultural LA bedroom community. It's… More
Alex roy
Samuel; L. Jackson gives one of the best performances of his career in Lakeview Terrace. This is a well crafted thriller that will you keep you on the edge of… More
KJ Proulx
A very well made and well paced thriller that has Samuel L. Jackson giving his all as the racial next door neighbour. The tension that builds up throughout the… More
Jens S.
This thriller takes quite a new approach to the theme of racism, this time it is a black guy disliking his newly moved in mixed neighbor couple. And that set up… More