I really liked this movie. I would say that I was pleasantly surprised by it, and it mostly all comes down to Samuel L. Jackson. For some reason, to me, he's a lot more believable as a bad guy than as a hero. As a crooked cop, well really, what other kind of cop could he be? It's his eyes. He just looks like he's lying to you all the time. Anyway...the story is predictable. You know who the bad guy is pretty much from the beginning. Heck, you know if you watch the trailer, so there are no spoilers there. You know he's going to get his at some point, although the ending is mildly unexpected, while at the same time being ultimately satisfying. The good guys - the couple that bought the house - are well played and believable as well.
I sat down for this movie I had to have my glass of wine, bowl of
popcorn and lights turned off. I liked this movie o.k. It wasn't one of
my favorite, and it wasn't my worst. I wish it had more suspense scenes.
I thought the husband was kind of a jerk so, it made it hard to root for
him even though the evil cop (samuel L. Jackson) next door was
harassing them. Samuel L. Jackson is a very good convincing evil
twisted bad cop.
Violence: There's a lot of violence, but little gore. Guns, fighting, and one bitch-slap.
Sex: There's a bachelor party scene with strippers doing lap dances, but no naughty bits are exposed. There's also a married-sex-in-the-pool scene, but it's pretty mild with no boobies, butts, or humping noises.
Awkward moments?: It might be tough to explain the whole concept of "bad cops" to kids under 8. There's some exposure to racism - mostly blacks against interracial marriage. That will probably fly right over most kids' heads.
Sociability: We'd watch this with our older kids, and our parents, but probably not our grandparents.
Language scale: Mr. Rogers - Mormon - Gym teacher - Sailor - Vietnam War Platoon Leader
MPAA Rating: PG-13