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Single White Female Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The tension between its content and its trashy form is precisely the key to its vitality. If it were any less cheap, it wouldn't have the same edgy, gut-twisting jolt.
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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
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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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Entertainment Weekly
August 14, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: B