The Resident


The Resident

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Total Count: 31


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Every year, several million single women in America move into an apartment. They don't know who lived in the apartment before them, they don't know their landlords, and they don't bother to change the locks. This is the story of one such woman. After separating from her adulterous husband, the beautiful Dr. Juliet Devereau moves to Brooklyn, NY, and settles into a new life in a stunning loft apartment that seems too good to be true. Soon mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect she is not alone in her home and quickly her fears become all too real.


Critic Reviews for The Resident

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (20)

  • 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.

    Mar 14, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Top Critic
  • Swank works hard but the Oscar-winner must wonder what she was doing in this hokum.

    Mar 11, 2011 | Rating: 2/5
  • Generic and intermittently silly...

    Mar 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • So shockingly bad, it is really, extraordinarily good.

    Mar 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Swank is typically credible as a confident yet vulnerable professional woman, and Morgan is subtly convincing as the insinuating Max.

    Mar 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The Resident hits all the obligatory notes in a film that's so generic that you can tell what the characters will do next much before they are primed for it.

    Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Resident

  • Jun 16, 2012
    Love JDM - he is the perfect mix of nice guy and creepy guy. Not a huge fan of the ending. Was Jack dead?
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2012
    as the reviewers said, boring plot and bad directing nothing more.
    Mhd E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2011
    If I wrote the word "BOO" in capital letters, you'd probably be more scared than if you were to watch this predictable and pretentious film. The double Oscar winner Swank is unconvincing and baring the few precious moments where Christopher Lee is present, there is little else to talk about.
    Nicolas K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2011
    This was definitely creepy and unsettling. I liked it!
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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