The Roommate Reviews
With few scares and minimal characterization, The Roommate is really just a far-below-par thriller that desperately wishes it were a different movie -- a longing it shares with the audience.
Kelly and Meester hit their marks and look pretty doing it, while supporting players Cam Gigandet, Billy Zane and Aly Michalka fade into the background so blandly that viewers will never remember they were there.
If ever a thriller were to inspire a collective "eh," it's got to be "The Roommate." It's not a good movie, by any means, but it's also not bad enough to have fun hating on.
Danish director Christian E. Christiansen does nothing remotely chilling iwth the visuals or the tempo, so the movie leans heavily on John Frizzell's strident string-heavy score. Even efforts at playing the titillation game with his stars feel meek and PG
A storyline that unimaginatively rehashes countless pivotal elements from other stalker-themed movies means that the whole production is a dull and pointless exercise that twists and turns in precisely the manner you expect it to.
It is as bland as movies get. There's not one single nod or wink to the audience and it never manages to develop even an iota of suspense. What's really weird is its complete reliance on a slick modern rock soundtrack that never seems to stop.