Hate Crime
Hate Crime (2005)

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy, a gay couple in their late 20s, gain an unwanted conflict when Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher, moves in next door. Trey is brutally attacked, lapses into a coma and later dies. Robbie and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

First-time director Stovall renders all with the kitchen-lit, squarely composed aesthetic of timid prime-time TV, and his moral schema is no less ordinary.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

... a flawed film that frequently tries to rise above standard TV dramas of the week.

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Anton Bitel

even if [it] finds an audience receptive to all the shock and torment, this repetitive series of fascistic taunts and visceral outrages becomes, in the absence of decent characterisation and an interesting story, surprisingly unengaging.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The film never rises above its cry now-avenge later Lifetime Channel sensibilities.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Call it too much fuel to the fire in a misguided effort to bring home the tragedy of gay hate crimes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The portrait of the Boyds is painted by Tommy Stovall, the film's writer and director, with such broad and venomous strokes that if the gay characters had been portrayed in the same way, the film would rightly be seen as bigoted.

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Lael Loewenstein

What is not entirely clear is what Hate Crime adds to the equation that hasn't been done before.

Don Willmott

deserves praise, even the political viewpoints lack any subtlety whatsoever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
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The movie tries to make a point and send out a message. While the intentions might have been good, what I got to see in the form of a thriller wasn't quite… More
Sylvester Kuo
One of the most hyped film was it had totally unconvincing story and one of the worst acting I've seen, if not for Brian J. Smith, I wouldn't have… More