Single White Female Reviews

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December 21, 2018
Ultimately goes easy on the psychological character studies and heavy on the slasher-film stylistics.
November 29, 2018
Single White Female is a B-movie, yet it's a beautifully-made one that puts an emphasis on tone.
November 27, 2018
I mean, if you're going to make the kind of movie where someone gets killed by being stabbed in the eye with a stiletto, just make the kind of movie where someone gets killed by being stabbed in the eye with a stiletto already.
November 19, 2018
A solid psychological thriller, despite its warts and clumsy climax...
October 3, 2018
...a thoroughly erratic early-'90s thriller.
July 25, 2018
What can the point of this possibly be when even the thrill of being afraid is denied us?
June 6, 2018
Except for Hedra Carlson, the painfully awkward young woman played by Leigh, the director finds himself with a far less fully developed gallery of characters.
February 9, 2018
The formula betrays the fine work of Leigh and Fonda, whose characters are much too interesting to find themselves stranded in a tony but ultimately tired slasher movie.
August 16, 2012
Turns out both of these women are mentally damaged, adding a nice little purple-nurple to the script, giving the actresses something with a little more bite to play with.
September 7, 2011
April 18, 2008
A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder
April 14, 2008
What Schroeder lacks in character development, he more than makes up for in mood and atmosphere, honing the creepy grandeur of the ominous, shadowy Manhattan apartment building with all the pinpoint perfection.
April 14, 2008
The climax is a long time coming, and you can't help feeling that the adaptation would work better as a play.
April 14, 2008
There's something dehumanizing about 90s horror thrillers that all but defeats the film's impulses toward seriousness; no matter how much the filmmakers work to make the characters real, the genre contrives to turn them into functions and props.
April 14, 2008
A stylishly shot thriller with several hair-raising moments. Considering that it's directed by Barbet Schroeder and stars Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, it's also a major disappointment.
April 14, 2008
Despite excellent lead performances and numerous memorable scenes, this still feels like two different movies in one.
October 16, 2007
Great suspense thriller.
February 7, 2007
Borrowing heavily from Bergman's masterpiece Persona, this shallow psychological thriller has a good beginning but poor ending.
February 9, 2006
If his two leads are adequate to the slick mechanisms of a formulaic thriller, neither they nor Don Roos' script (based on the novel by John Lutz) offer any original insights into insatiable emotional dependence.
October 16, 2005
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