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Chris Rock in a Hard Placenew

The comedian faces a classic African-American dilemma.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  04-26-2010  |  Reviews

'Death at a Funeral' is a Tragic Remakenew

Unless you're dying to see James Marsden's ass, there's no reason to see Death at a Funeral.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  04-22-2010  |  Reviews

'Death at a Funeral': Back from the Gravenew

The British farce returns, African-Americanized and slightly better.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  04-21-2010  |  Reviews

The Ridiculous 'Lakeview Terrace' Wastes Some Decent Performancesnew

Neil LaBute's latest, Lakeview Terrace, doesn't quite get him back to past glory. Oh, it's better than The Wicker Man. Then again, Bio-Dome and Showgirls are better than The Wicker Man.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace': Suburban Nightmarenew

Oh, to live to see such a rarity: a horror movie for grown-ups!
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Maryann Johanson  |  09-23-2008  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Storynew

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

'Lakeview Terrace' is One of the Toughest Racial Dramas Hollywood's Seen Since Rodney Kingnew

By scrambling the typical power relationship Lakeview Terrace focuses our attention on power itself, and by plunging into the subject of black bigotry, still relatively taboo in mainstream movies, it gets us closer to the truth of bigotry in all its forms than we're liable to get watching another pious exercise in white atonement.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  09-22-2008  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace': Samuel L. Jackson Is the Cop Next Doornew

Director Neil LaBute mounts stealth attack on viewer sensibilities.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  09-19-2008  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Gives Us Straw Men in a 'Straw Dogs' Situationnew

Trying to play Iago and Othello at the same time is a stretch for any actor, even Samuel L. Jackson, and Lakeview Terrace shows one fine urban thespian at his limits.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  09-18-2008  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Goes to Hell and Back Again

Fifteen years after the heyday of the "fill-in-the-blank from hell" thriller, the genre looks exactly the same.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  09-15-2008  |  Reviews

Movie Buzz: Is Dane Cook Box Office Poison?

Dane Cook gives the low-concept romantic comedy another try in My Best Friend's Girl, while Samuel L. Jackson scares the neighbors and Ricky Gervais sees dead people.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-15-2008  |  Movies

Lost Boy

The Wicker Man isn't so much a horror film as a skin-crawling mystery.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  09-08-2006  |  Reviews

Monumentally Badnew

Nicolas Cage running around in a bear suit -- welcome to one of the year's worst movies.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  09-07-2006  |  Reviews

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