Synopsis: In Lakeview Terrace, when a bi-racial couple moves into a new home their neighbor disagrees with their lifestyle and harasses them.
Release Date: September 19, 2008 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Thriller, Drama
Lakeview Terrace will produce more annoyance in you than thrills or suspense. From the beginning, you can see this is going to be all about race and the tensions it produces with certain people. The problem between the two neighbors is never realized beyond the point of race relations and the script does a poor job developing the characters past this angle. There are no thrills here or heavy dramatic moments; simply a crazy Police Officer with a nasty temper and control issues.
Leave it to Samuel L. Jackson to wholly deliver a performance of a man hell bent on making his neighbors lives miserable. He does a great job playing the “bad” guy in Lakeview Terrace crawling with weak and mild-mannered characters. With his menacing glare to the coy way he gets his point across with few words or a door slamming in your face he has accomplished what needed to be done, giving the audience a man they could hate for a variety of reasons.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Neil LaBute
- Screenwriters: David Loughery, Howard Korder
- Cast: Samuel L. Jackson (Abel Turner), Patrick Wilson (Chris Mattson), Kerry Washington (Lisa Mattson)
- Other crew: Joel Plotch, Rogier Stoffers, Bruton Jones, Lynette Meyer, Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
- Country Of Origin: USA