Lakeview Terrace - UGPulse Reviews

Lakeview Terrace - UGPulse Reviews


What would be safer than living next door to a cop?

By UGPulse
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First published: October 20, 2008

US Release Date: September 19th, 2008

Director: Neil LaBute

Main Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington

Genre: Terror, Thriller

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Plot:
A young bi racial couple are the proud new owners of an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. In the past this would have been an issue but this is the new America. Chris and Lisa (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) are lucky for times have changed. In addition their new neighbor Abel (Samuel L. Jackson) is not only African American... They should feel safe for he is a cop... Now what would be safer than living next door to a cop? They are about to find out.

Chris and Lisa (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) in Lakeview Terrace
Chris and Lisa (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) in Lakeview Terrace.

Abel (Samuel L. Jackson) in Lakeview Terrace
Abel (Samuel L. Jackson) in Lakeview Terrace.

Review:
I went to this movie with no expectations whatsoever… and I am so glad I did. There was never a dull moment. The movie takes you in from the very beginning and keeps you there. Each one of us that have bought their first home or moved into any new neighborhood can identify with the characters. You can understand the neighbor-to-neighbor issues that erupt when Chris and Lisa move in. You can also put yourself in their shoes and imagine their fears and hesitance or persistence when things don't go as planned.

The characters in the movie are very believable. Samuel Jackson does an incredible job with Abel. It seems that is beginning to chose certain types of off-the-hook characters for his roles. This movie somewhat reminded me of his role in Black Snake Moan… another crazy role. Well done. Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson also do a great job.

Abel (Samuel L. Jackson) in Lakeview Terrace
Abel (Samuel L. Jackson) in Lakeview Terrace.

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First published: October 20, 2008
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