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Single White Female Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Beth Accomando
April 18, 2008
A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Mueller
Empire Magazine
April 14, 2008
Fluffy thriller, with moments of unintentional humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
April 14, 2008
Despite excellent lead performances and numerous memorable scenes, this still feels like two different movies in one.
Cole Smithey
October 16, 2007
Great suspense thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
February 7, 2007
Borrowing heavily from Bergman's masterpiece Persona, this shallow psychological thriller has a good beginning but poor ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 29, 2005
decent 90s thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 10, 2004
This should be trash, but Fonda and Leigh's performances keep things believably chilling.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2004
Well-crafted, intelligent, and chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is smooth, entertaining and believably sophisticated. It has far more sound psychological underpinnings than other movies of its type.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 9, 2003
Girl gets psycho roommate, wacky mayhem ensues. It's like Fatal Attraction, only it sucks.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Laughably bad thriller.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 29, 2002
Proof that sensationalism, sex and violence can be boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
An above-average psycho thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Double the babes, Double the fun!
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
suitably chilling and convincingly played by Fonda and Jason Leigh
| Original Score: 3/5
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