Bristling umbrage morphs into intimidation and worse, leaving the victims no recourse to the LAPD, while bush fires close in on the suburb where the Rodney King incident unfolded. Understated symbolism or what? Actually, there are hints of a much better movie, since all is not rainbow-nation fulfilment in the couple’s household. Wilson oozes smug WASP-graduate entitlement and the whole set-up gets us questioning our attitudes since one can’t help pondering the effect of making the bullying neighbour white instead. It’s just that Jackson is stuck in a groove of mouthy self-righteousness which makes the character a cartoon long before the script lumbers towards its formulaic showdown. Still, the yawning chasm between the film’s aspirations to social significance and its cheese-o-licious straight-to-video construction make it a chucklesome guilty pleasure.
|Release date:||Friday December 5 2008|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||David Loughery, Howard Korder|
Samuel L Jackson
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A excellent thriller about "reverse racism" and the neighbour from hell. Well worth watching, 8 out of 10.
I thought this film was appauling. I have never wrote review in my life...and here i am making a special exception to the norm only to tell folk not to see this. This could have been done so much better, the concept and ideas were top.. It just wasn't followed through. I think this films emptyness is the fault of writers, directors...etc.
I agree with much of what usman khawaja says. The race theme is intriguing and the Jackson and Wilson characters are among the most memorable of this year`s cinema.