Sleeping with the Enemy 1991

Sleeping With the Enemy

Critics Consensus

A game Julia Roberts gives it her all, but Sleeping with the Enemy is one stalker thriller that's unlikely to inspire many obsessions of its own.

20%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 35

61%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 63,840

Other movies

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Sleeping With the Enemy Photos

Movie Info

After faking her death in order to flee from her violent husband, Martin (Patrick Bergin), Laura Burney (Julia Roberts) leaves Cape Cod and moves to Iowa, where she adopts a new identity and starts dating a local teacher, Ben Woodward (Kevin Anderson). Martin, meanwhile, unearths evidence suggesting that she isn't dead, and when her mother confirms this, he tracks her to Iowa. He finds Laura and Ben and confronts them, forcing her to fight for her life once again.

Cast & Crew

Julia Roberts
Sara Waters, Laura Burney
Patrick Bergin
Martin Burney
Kevin Anderson
Ben Woodward
Elizabeth Lawrence
Chloe Williams
Kyle Secor
Fleishman
Nancy Fish
Woman on Bus
Jeffrey Chernov
Executive Producer
Jerry Goldsmith
Original Music
John Lindley
Cinematographer
George Bowers
Film Editor
Michael E. Steele
First Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom
Second Assistant Director
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Sleeping with the Enemy

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (28)

Audience Reviews for Sleeping with the Enemy

  • Mar 11, 2012
    It's competently made, but it suffers from broadly drawn characters and a plot that's much too obvious. Call it a thriller for people who can't quite handle scares and suspense. You won't find any surprises here.
    Forrest S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Really really scary. It's sad how things like this actually happen and the plot was really carefully thought about and written well. Julia Roberts was astounding and I had nothing but empathy for her character. Found myself screaming at the T.V and rooting for her. It's a definite must see!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2010
    Julia Roberts plays a battered housewife who's living in terror and fear of her husband.Patrick Bergin is the vicious controlling husband who beats her up for the slightest infraction; if the towels are not lined up correctly in the bathroom or the items in the cabinets are not set a certain way. She fakes her own death, moves to a small town in Iowa and starts over. She meets nice guy played by Kevin Anderson but her husband figures out she's alive and begins hunting her. I recommend this edge-of-your-seat thriller to those of you who like a nice, suspenseful thriller or are fans of Julia Roberts
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    What happens when a beautiful young woman finds and marries her Prince Charming and he turns out to be a psychotic monster.. The movie, a desperate-to-be-Hitchcockian, thriller, casts, (Julia Roberts) as Laura Burney, whose husband, the suave Martin, (Patrick Bergin), is actually a vicious, crazy, wife-beating slug!!!!
    ♥Robyn Super Reviewer

Sleeping with the Enemy Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides