• Released
  • March 16, 2006

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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The story is sometimes overwritten, often overwrought, includes an overheard conversation on the "Nancy Drew" level, and yet holds our...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Stovall's film could have been a little shorter and a lot tighter.
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50

Variety

An apt follow-up to the two Matthew Shepard-themed movies that aired on TV in 2002.
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50

Village Voice

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When Hate Crime confounds expectations, it transcends the whodunit-of-the-week template. On the other hand, when the plot gets lost in...
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40

Film Threat

It sadly really never lives up to the potential and excellence it's really capable of.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.
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40

Chicago Reader

This melodrama by writer-director Tommy Stovall has a good premise, but he undercuts it with contrived plot twists, pedestrian pacing, and...
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40

The New York Times

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With a little more subtlety - and a lot less predictability - the movie might have played more like a thoughtful drama and less like an...
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
The road to moviegoing hell is paved with well-intentioned queer cinema, and Hate Crime is a red stone on that path.
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