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Single White Female Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 14, 2008
Despite excellent lead performances and numerous memorable scenes, this still feels like two different movies in one.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
April 18, 2008
A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Matt Mueller
Empire Magazine
April 14, 2008
Fluffy thriller, with moments of unintentional humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 29, 2002
Proof that sensationalism, sex and violence can be boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You watch this thing coolly intrigued and sometimes amused, rather than terrified and taken in -- even when the stabbing raises its bloody, predictable hand.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Schroeder goes through the motions -- the movie is elegantly made -- but this synthetic Hollywood package panders shamelessly to the baser instincts.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
November 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Laughably bad thriller.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
All of this escalates in its level of ridiculousness until there are unintentional laughs attending a new use for stiletto heels and a chase through Fonda's tenement building, which never seems to have any tenants in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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-

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

Film4
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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a story which, in other hands, could have simply been an all-female slasher movie, but Barbet Schroeder, who produced and directed it, has a mordant humor that pushes the material over the top. It is a slasher movie, and a little more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
An above-average psycho thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Double the babes, Double the fun!
| Original Score: 3/5
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