Hate Crime (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hate Crime (2005)



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Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy, a gay couple in their late 20s, gain an unwanted conflict when Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher, moves in next door. Trey is brutally attacked, lapses into a coma and later dies. Robbie and Trey's parents, Barbara and Jim, must deal not only with the devastation of Trey's death, but also with police bureaucracy. After Robbie himself becomes the prime suspect, he and Barbara, both disillusioned with the legal system, decide to take justice into their own hands, attempting to carry out a plan of revenge.

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Seth Peterson
as Robbie Levinson
Chad E. Donella
as Chris Boyd
Bruce Davison
as Pastor Boyd
Giancarlo Esposito
as Sergeant Esposito
Cindy Pickett
as Barbara McCoy
Susan Blakely
as Martha Boyd
Lin Shaye
as Kathleen Slansky
Brian J. Smith
as Trey McCoy
Farah White
as Detective Fisher
Sean Hennigan
as Jim McCoy
Brandy Little
as Stella Davis
Ben Bathman
as Connor Davis
Luke King
as Alton Kachim
Tom Marcantel
as Father Tim
Hana Kapp
as Salesperson
Dee Hennigan
as Daycare Teacher
Cas Dodgen
as Policeman
Brock Cravy
as Young Man
Kellie Rasberry
as Robbie's Coworker
Connor Gewin
as 4-year-old Trey
Trevor Stovall
as Fisher's Son
Cyrus Thompson
as Boy in the Park
Evie Thompson
as Girl in Church
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Critic Reviews for Hate Crime

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

First-time director Stovall renders all with the kitchen-lit, squarely composed aesthetic of timid prime-time TV, and his moral schema is no less ordinary.

August 18, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The portrait of the Boyds is painted by Tommy Stovall, the film's writer and director, with such broad and venomous strokes that if the gay characters had been portrayed in the same way, the film would rightly be seen as bigoted.

May 12, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

... a flawed film that frequently tries to rise above standard TV dramas of the week.

April 27, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.

March 30, 2006

What is not entirely clear is what Hate Crime adds to the equation that hasn't been done before.

March 16, 2006

On the surface, Hate Crime may seem like a movie about violence rooted in religious bigotry, but underneath it's a poorly disguised argument for vigilantism.

March 16, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Hate Crime

One of the most hyped film was it had totally unconvincing story and one of the worst acting I've seen, if not for Brian J. Smith, I wouldn't have watched this.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

The movie tries to make a point and send out a message. While the intentions might have been good, what I got to see in the form of a thriller wasn't quite so. Its predictability and preachy parts didn't bother me as much as its story so filled with loopholes. And if the director has the same excuse that the Sergeant makes towards the end, I'd have a hard time pardoning him. Many of the significant twists and turns simply don't add up to. I'd have readily ignored one or two, but here we've got enough at hand to make the movie lame. Tolerable, but not recommended from my end.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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