Lakeview Terrace

2008

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

25
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 45%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 43574

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Samuel L. Jackson as Abel Turner
Patrick Wilson as Chris Mattson
Kerry Washington as Lisa Mattson
Justin Chambers as Donnie Eaton
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by atlasmb 6 / 10

Good Fences Are Sometimes Not Enough

There are plenty of films about feuding neighbors. They play on our deeply-held feelings about home ownership (a man's castle) and the claustrophobic aspects of being surrounded by an evil that can't be appeased.

"Lakeview Terrace" adds elements of racism to the mix and ratchets up the dramatic suspense. Samuel L. Jackson is Abel Turner, a city cop who harbors hatred of interracial relationships for unknown reasons. His passive-aggressive dislike of his next door neighbors--Chris Mattson (Patrick Wilson) and Lisa Mattson (Kerry Washington)--blossoms into full-fledged overt hostility as the story unfolds.

Officer Turner, and his fellow cops, routinely violate the rules, making the film a statement about police abuse of power, as well.

About halfway through, however, the storyline includes some elements that feel false (i.e. untrue to the nature of the characters). Because of this, the film suffers, losing any moral focus.

The acting is good across the board. It's too bad that the performances are betrayed by a script that loses a consistent vision. In the end, as a result, the film points its finger at a few social issues, but fails to deliver a convincing resolution of the issues or the dramatic tensions.

Reviewed by lizziechow 7 / 10

10 years later... still relevant

With so many lengthy reviews already written, it's hard to add anything new. Like many, I thought this deserved more stars than the average number it has received. A.T's suspicions of his wife's infidelity with a white man makes the movie's story-line plausible. It's easy to understand his motivations, even as I wished the cinematography could be a little bit more sympathetic towards his story (to give the story more depth).

While the film got us riled up against an "old man"/"conservative" who couldn't and wouldn't accept an interracial marriage, a closer viewing brings into perspective the class disparity between the two families on Lakeview Terrace. A.T doesn't have a pool, but the interracial couple does. It is also the backdrop of many turning points in the film.

I watched this on HBOHD many years (almost 10 years) after it was released, and was struck by how little human nature has remained constant in comparison to the changes in technology (a flip phone). The psychology exhibited in this thriller is even more relevant today, and I feel it is what makes this a movie worth watching.

Reviewed by mmukasa 2 / 10

Exploitive and canned

LAKEVIEW TERRACE REVIEW

While I can see the filmmakers were trying to make a reverse-expectation movie in terms of black oppressors and white dynamics. On one level this film is just a run-of -he mill stalker picture that II could take or leave. But for me a if was more problematic than this. This just isn't an off the shelf stalker movie, but the use of this social context need much better writers. This subject matter could be a brilliant movie; there is so much potential depth. But but instead in seem to have no greater goal than to make more. Some many elements seem poorly crafted. Even strong actors like like Samuel Jackson could save the film. His performance was so cliché it seemed like he had little to work with, a film with forced and predictable dialogue and interaction.

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