Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lakeview Terrace

An interesting take on the racism experienced by an interracial couple at the hands of a black man rather than the usual white bigot.

The movie doesn't really break any ground and is not particularly memorable, but it does make you wonder what one could do to defend himself against an obnoxious, violent, mentally unstable neighbor, especially when the guy happens to be a cop, which means that he's presumed to be the good guy.

Samuel L. Jackson is great as usual as the bad guy, and the gorgeously handsome Patrick Wilson holds his own against him. Kerry Washington as Wilson's wife is good as well, but somehow ends up playing more of a supporting role in spite of being on screen almost as much as Wilson himself.

Overall a decent movie that will keep you on edge for a couple hours.

Grade: 7

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