James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family opt to hunker down in their gated community, with the same type of high-tech security system he sold to the neighbors. Then James' son Charlie (Max Burkholder) lets in a homeless black man (Edwin Hodge) seeking refuge from young punks, who then lay siege to the house.
Writer-director James DeMonaco has trouble maintaining the script's moral dilemma, opting instead for knee-jerk violence.
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