YMMV / Lakeview Terrace

  • Broken Base: Over the ending.Some consider Abel's turn into being an attempted murderer to be unrealistic, making him into an easy villain and just overall being there for a climax, whilst others think that it makes sense given his antagonistic attitude towards Chris and Lisa
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Although this is the first time a racist Samuel L. Jackson terrorized Kerry Washington and her husband, it certainly wasn't the last.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Even though Abel is racist to the couple, it's hard not to sympathize with him once you learn about his backstory.
  • Moral Event Horizon: At the end, Abel totally crosses the line when he tries to kill to both Chris and Lisa.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: You don't need to be white to be a racist. Plus, abuse of a position of power.

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