Lakeview Terrace Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 19, 2008
  • PG-13, 1 hr 50 min
  • Drama
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 6,799 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the plot of this film -- which has very strong content for a PG-13 -- is driven by escalating violence, cruelty, and racism (much of it directed toward a racially mixed couple). A policeman is portrayed as unbalanced, aggressive, and threatening. Gunshots are fired out of and near an apartment where a husband holds his wife and baby hostage, and shoot-outs at close range result in the bloody deaths of two men. A policeman punches a suspect with a rifle, slaps his teen daughter in the face, and breaks the law to cover up his actions. Mildly sexual scenes involve a caring husband and wife kissing and hugging, with partial male nudity seen from the rear. There's also a fair amount of strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), smoking, and social drinking.

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  • Violence
  • Sexual
  • Language
  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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