Neighbors Spencer (Scott Speedman) and Louise (Emily Hampshire) have bonded over their fascination with a recent string of murders terrorizing their community. When a new tenant named Victor (Jay Baruchel) arrives in the building, all three quickly hit it off. But as they soon discover, each of them has their own dark secret. As the violence outside mounts, the city retreats indoors for safety. But the more time these three spend together in their apartment building, the clearer it becomes that what they once thought of as a safe haven is as dangerous as any outside terrors they could imagine. Smart dialogue, strong performances and jarring thrills give this film all the elements of a great mystery.
- Jacob Tierney
- Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Xavier Dolan, Emily Hampshire
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Swerving from bland to brutal, endearingly coy to shockingly explicit, the Canadian import "Good Neighbors" finds pitch-black comedy among white-bread lives.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 07.28.2011
A romantic-comedy-cum-serial-killer-movie that bends genre to the point of snapping.John Anderson, Variety, 07.25.2011
An agreeably sick little movie about a serial killer, a bunch of cats and the uneasy tenants of a Montreal apartment complex.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 07.28.2011
Tierney offers what preparations he can for the offbeat darkness to come, but at least one part of the perfect, triple-crossing crime that plays out is so black you may want to wear shades.Michelle Orange, Village Voice, 07.26.2011