Lakeview Terrace

Release Date: September 19, 2008

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Samuel L. is stalking you.

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40/52 Sean Collier I have had it with these mf'in interracial couples in my mf'in suburb!
103/196 Max Braden Paint by numbers thriller.

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There's probably something sociological about the way studios greenlight movie subject matter – in fact, I'm sure of it. It only seems appropriate that during what's appearing more an more to be an economic downturn, combined with housing foreclosures, that a film about "home-as-castle" appear – similar to 1991 and 1992 with Pacific Heights and Unlawful Entry. Like the latter of those two, Lakeview Terrace features an obsessive cop as its antagonist, with Samuel L. Jackson taking a dislike to Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington's interracial couple moving in next door, and playing passive-aggressive games in an attempt to drive them out of the neighborhood, or worse.

Neil LaBute will be hoping to shoot higher with this than his last directorial effort, 2006's The Wicker Man, though I fail to see how he couldn't. On the other hand, one of the writers has a credit from Star Trek V, so dial those expectations waaaaay down. It has all the feel of one of those films that they don't even bother fixing the logical problems with. (Reagen Sulewski/BOP)

Vital statistics for Lakeview Terrace
Main Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Patrick Wilson
Supporting Cast Eva La Rue, Bitsie Tulloch
Director Neil LaBute
Screenwriter David Loughery, Howard Korder
Distributor Screen Gems
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Screen Count 2,464
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