Samuel L Jackson is his usual great self, this time playing a bad cop, who gets increasingly more aggressive as the story unfolds. His new neighbors don't meet with his strict and a bit skewed rules and tough standards. They're a mixed race couple (he white - she black) that Jackson's character doesn't accept. There is also an approaching fire that is, of course, sybolic of the increased tension. You can see the ending coming but it still is a fun ride. By the way - There's no 'lake' to 'view' on Lakeview Terrace. I give it a B-.

Bill Neves