The Roommate (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Roommate (2011)



Critic Consensus: Devoid of chills, thrills, or even cheap titillation, The Roommate isn't even bad enough to be good.

Movie Info

A psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly). -- (C) Sonymore
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and menace, sexual content, some language and teen partying)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Sonny Mallhi
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 17, 2011
Box Office: $37.3M
Screen Gems/SONY PICTURES - Official Site


Minka Kelly
as Sara matthews
Cam Gigandet
as Stephen
Frances Fisher
as Rebecca's Mom
Tomas Arana
as Rebecca's Dad
Billy Zane
as Professor Roberts
Johannes Raassina
as Band Member
Evan Michael Brown
as Band Member
Alex Meraz
as Frat Boy
Jerrika Hinton
as Girl Student
Jerrika D. Hinton
as Girl Student
Jennifer Cadena
as Dorm R.A.
Adam Saunders
as Handsome Guy
Cory Tucker
as Club Bartender
Will McFadden
as Club Guy
Munda Razooki
as Club Guy
Carrie Finklea
as Bookstore Girl
Andrej Nagy
as Older Designer
Ashleigh Falls
as Make-Up Girl
Jacqueline Mazarella
as Woman Professor
Nathan Parsons
as Coffee Shop Cashier
Elena Franklin
as Maria's Girlfriend
Lauren Storm
as Maria's Girlfriend
Stacy Barnhisel
as Librarian
Cherilyn Wilson
as Frat Party Girl
A.J. Hunt
as Tattoo Artist
David Brian Miller
as Frat Bouncer
Jake Perry
as Slacker Co-Worker
Cayla Korven
as Tracy's Friend
G.O. Parsons
as Mocha Kid
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Critic Reviews for The Roommate

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (17)

This is trash of the tamest variety which elicits a few mild shudders at most.

Full Review… | April 6, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
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.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

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

Full Review… | December 12, 2011
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
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.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for The Roommate

lol at this movie. I love how the girl is mentally unstable yet her parents allowed her to go AWAY to college haha. Great logic there. I also really like the fact that Michalka's character pretty much fell out of the movie entirely. She never called the cops or anything after she was attacked by the girl....she just kind of went away and we never saw her again haha. Omg. Movie definitely sucks a lot, but it was entertaining to make fun of. I can't even review it properly because it doesn't deserve to be reviewed at all.

Japes .

Super Reviewer


This movie is entirely uninteresting and savagely boring. The minute it began I couldn't stop wanting it to end. The Roommate has terrible acting, awful direction and just a plain lame premise. There's been a lot of bad things churned out in 2011 but The Roommate is a top contender for the most thrill free thriller of the year.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

A tame version of Single white female basically. These types of films are always geared towards the teenage market that might not have seen the film that nearly all the ideas are from. By having the low rating though it suffers from not being able to be more shocking or disturbing. Also a case of seen it too many times before in countless films that have tried to copy SWF success. Average thriller, but I suggest you watch Single white female instead.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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