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.

    Keith Staskiewicz — Entertainment Weekly

  • We could not possibly care less.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • 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.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • "The Roommate'' is dumb about psychology and suspense.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • 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.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Won't evict "Single White Female" from its top-floor residence among psycho-roomie cinema.

    Rob Nelson — Variety

  • 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

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Unfortunately, The Roommate is too timid to make an impression of any kind.

    Jason Anderson — Toronto Star

  • Innocent young college girl moves in with psycho roommate. You know the rest.

    Frank Scheck — Hollywood Reporter

  • The movie is exploitative schlock; both its
 stars -- particularly Meester, who has something, although she herself has 
perhaps not yet figured out what -- deserve better.


    Mary F. Pols — TIME Magazine

  • The Roommate - the umpteenth uncredited remake of 1992's Single White Female - sucks bad, real bad.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • Without tension or suspense, the film is too gloomy and chaste to be a naughty exploitation picture but also too brainless to work as anything more real.

    Mark Olsen — Los Angeles Times

  • Instead of attempting to create a unique thriller, the filmmakers chose to make a typical one with bland characters and lackluster twists.

    John Hanlon — Big Hollywood

  • it's hardly worth sticking around for the routine climax of this toothless thriller just to see the ocular sweets get all chewed up and mangled.

    Steve Newton — Georgia Straight

  • (The Roommate movie review at Shared Darkness)

    Brent Simon — Shared Darkness

  • One dry hump of almost thrills that are incredibly lackluster and void of any sort of suspense or tension.

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • the direction of the film is fraught with problems, and one feels that the promising young cast deserved better than this.

    James Luxford — The National

  • 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.

    Ben Rawson-Jones — Digital Spy

  • It might be genius compared to Single White Female 2: The Psycho, but know that The Roommate is ultimately about as sensitive as that dtv sequel sounds.

    Bill Chambers — Film Freak Central

  • 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.

    Eric Melin — Scene-Stealers.com

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