The Tenant Reviews

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October 31, 2019
Unfortunately, [Roman Polanski's] current film, The Tenant veers dangerously close to parody and evokes not horror but laughter.
July 23, 2019
Roman Polanski creates a surreal and suggestive fable. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 15, 2013
This creepy psychological thriller, dealing with paranoia and split identity, is one of Polanski's most underestimated films.
June 6, 2010
Poorly received on its release, it has since become a cult fave.
February 18, 2010
A disturbing and poignant anthology of Roman Polanski's favourite, oppressive themes.
February 18, 2010
The film [is] extremely, scarily effective (it is also surprisingly funny).
December 11, 2009
Although overshadowed by director Roman Polanski's more famous horror efforts... The Tenant is in many ways superior - a haunting, mesmerizing tale of a man's loss of identity and descent into madness.
October 18, 2008
It has a humorous tang, underlying the macabre.
September 14, 2007
Owing to the very same personal urgency that makes it a masterpiece, it is overwhelmingly solipsistic and ultimately alienating.
December 26, 2006
June 24, 2006
As the plot escalates into increasingly arbitrary excesses of fantasy and heads for the predictable pay-off, the movie looks more and more like a potboiler.
February 6, 2006
The Tenant carries the most shocking double climax in all of cinema.
October 6, 2005
October 3, 2005
The Tenant is one of Roman Polanski's greatest and darkest films.
May 9, 2005
The film is superbly acted by Mr. Polanski, Mr. Douglas and Miss Winters.
April 3, 2005
Polanski directs Polanski in this creepy tale of isolation and bad real estate.
January 14, 2005
November 12, 2004
October 23, 2004
As a film by Polanski, it's unspeakably disappointing.
October 14, 2004
Nightmarish, disturbing, brilliant Polanski.
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