Good Neighbours 2011

Critics score:
70 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

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Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: Swerving from bland to brutal, endearingly coy to shockingly explicit, the Canadian import "Good Neighbors" finds pitch-black comedy among white-bread lives. Read more

Sam Adams, Time Out: It's blackhearted fun, but eventually the spurt runs dry, and all that's left is a pallid corpse. Read more

Alison Willmore, AV Club: Good Neighbors is a darkly comedic thriller with echoes of Shallow Grave and an undercurrent of repressed Canadian rage, and though it comes to an anticlimactic end, it manages a lot with a slow build of unease. Read more

Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter: An agreeably sick little movie about a serial killer, a bunch of cats and the uneasy tenants of a Montreal apartment complex. Read more

V.A. Musetto, New York Post: Working from a 1982 novel set in Quebec City, director-writer Jacob Tierney provides enough thrills and surprises, even a little satire, to keep viewers' attention. Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: Good Neighbors is a hotbed of twisted ideas with a straightforward yet novel approach to the Gothic horror in the hearts of mistakenly everyday people. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: A wickedly funny noir. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: There's enough creepy tension and nefarious deeds afoot to make for a really suspenseful short film, but even at just 96 minutes, Good Neighbors outstays its welcome. Read more

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star: There's clear evidence that Tierney is maturing as a filmmaker, but he's not there yet, despite having the talents of Baruchel and Hampshire on his side. Read more

John Anderson, Variety: A romantic-comedy-cum-serial-killer-movie that bends genre to the point of snapping. Read more

Michelle Orange, Village Voice: 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. Read more