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The Resident Reviews

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
The usually strong actors are adrift without a decent script or story, resulting in a film that doesn't live up to the legendary name of the studio
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
August 16, 2011
The Resident fails to scare or entertain, and giving Christopher Lee the slightest of roles merely draws attention to how far short it falls short of its studio's heritage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 8, 2011
No matter how loud the tension chord, The Resident is funnier than it is frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
March 10, 2011
Finnish music video director Antti J Jokinen ... overdoes the shadowy film noir style, while skimping on everything else from believable motivation to standard genre theatrics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 10, 2011
It's unconvincing, daft and gratuitous but not exactly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
March 5, 2011
The Resident clocks in at a lean 91 minutes, yet I'd rather have had a longer film if it meant the bizarre gaps in the plot were plugged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cath Clarke
Guardian
March 10, 2011
Generic and intermittently silly...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
o aksonas ths empneyshs twn dyo grafiadwn einai ksepatikwmenos ap' eytheias ap' to Psycho (1960), kai par' oti o skhnotheths einai toso anikanos na soy to thymisei tonika, o profanhs symbolismos toy einai arketos gia na soy to ypogrammisei diakritika
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
March 28, 2011
Devoid of any believable motivations, Hilary Swank's The Resident trots out gender-based clichés of fear, resulting in a goosing stalker thriller that adds nothing new to the single-woman-in-peril subgenre.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 11, 2011
If all is right in the universe, the only good that will come out of "The Resident" is the murder of its director's career before it even starts.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
May 16, 2011
Swank has the wherewithal to make a panting madman reach for his tape and handcuffs.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 11, 2011
It's a Hammer horror all right, but not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 10, 2011
Navarro keeps you amused, but actual scares (let alone surprises) are in short supply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 9, 2011
Disappointing thriller that starts well but blows its big twist too early and then stumbles around trying to kill time till the predictably blood-soaked climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2011
No inventive kills or outlandish gore to compensate for the absence of tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 14, 2011
It's a conventional thriller, short on originality and red herrings but atmospherically lit by Guillermo Navarro, who won an Oscar for his cinematography on Pan's Labyrinth.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
March 10, 2011
It's the kind of exercise in mildly salacious voyeurism that has been attempted many times before, in movies such as Sliver and Hider In The House. This is the least thrilling version yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 11, 2011
Swank works hard but the Oscar-winner must wonder what she was doing in this hokum.
| Original Score: 2/5
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
March 13, 2011
The film would have benefited from a higher body count ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 11, 2011
Perhaps, with more suggestion to allow the viewer's mind to wander, the film could have outsmarted others in the genre, rather than resorting to type in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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