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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Netflix: Lakeview Terrace

Film: Lakeview Terrace
Year: 2008
Director: Neil Labute
Whose Netflix Queue: Allie's


Allie's Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5

What I thought would be a decent, but run-of-the-mill thriller turned out to be a pretty complex movie with some interesting themes. I thought "Lakeview Terrace" was just about some neighbors not getting along and Samuel L. Jackson being his usual bad ass self. Really though, film dealt with some pretty serious issues, including racism, police brutality, sexism, and loss. "Lakeview Terrace" had some pretty powerful symbolism and was intense and entertaining the entire time. There were some unrealistic moments, but overall, I was pretty happy with the movie.


Jon's Review:

3.5 out of 5

A couple in suburban LA is terrorized, first psychologically and then in increasingly criminal ways, by their neighbor who happens to be a cop (played by Samuel L. Jackson). I actually enjoyed this film more than I thought I would - it was a bit predictable and shallow at times, but Mr. Jackson delivered a slightly-crazy but frightening performance as a man who refuses to stop until he gets his way and forces his new neighbors to move.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Wow, we both liked it but had opposite opinions about it. :)