Hate Crime (2005) - Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

Robbie and Trey are gay, middle-class, suburban professionals. Life is good. Until the son of a fundamentalist preacher moves in next door.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Tommy Stovall
Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 42 found boring (7.14%)

One-line Reviews (22)

, keeping it light, suspenseful or intriguing.

I went in expecting sort of the same tired, cliché driven gay theme film we are so used to seeing, especially from first time writer directors.

Suspenseful, thought-provoking .

A gripping and at times brutally violent film Hate Crime explores the devastation wreaked on the lives of those closest to the victim The difficulty of understanding the senseless killing and coping with the grief becomes chilling when justice appears to be a dicey commodity Overall the acting and direction is gripping.

Now the negatives: * The movie evolves so slow i started to focus on the irritating texture of the couch covers i was sitting on while watching this.

The entire cast is excellent from the leading roles to the cameos and Stovall keeps the pace at a breathtaking speed.

Stovall's well-written story could have stuck with the melodrama of a family coping with their son's death but instead turns the plot towards revenge with the last 20 minutes of the film being completely riveting.

It is thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, calming, disturbing, and entertaining all at the same time.

An engaging and thought provoking film.

I loved the unpredictable ending.

I saw this film at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and found it to be very good (even if sometimes somewhat predictable).

well made, informative yet entertaining movie .

A thoroughly enjoyable film.

) The score is suspenseful and complements the story line.

Thoughtful, engrossing .

This is a very well made, informative yet entertaining movie.

Thoroughly Enjoyable - Deserves Distribution .

It is easy to watch, enjoyable and thought-provoking.

What a drab movie...

See, while the movie is very enjoyable, it carries some of the stereotypes of direct-to-video productions.

In stark contrast, this film is engaging, intelligent and suspenseful.

Tommy Stovall makes a stunning debut as a writer and director for the very insightful, sensitive, and courageous film HATE CRIME.