The Roommate


The Roommate

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Devoid of chills, thrills, or even cheap titillation, The Roommate isn't even bad enough to be good.



Reviews Counted: 85

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Average Rating: 2.6/5

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A psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly). -- (C) Sony

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Minka Kelly
as Sara matthews
Cam Gigandet
as Stephen
Frances Fisher
as Rebecca's Mom
Tomas Arana
as Rebecca's Dad
Billy Zane
as Professor Roberts
Johannes Raassina
as Band Member
Evan Michael Brown
as Band Member
Alex Meraz
as Frat Boy
Jerrika Hinton
as Girl Student
Jennifer Cadena
as Dorm R.A.
Adam Saunders
as Handsome Guy
Cory Tucker
as Club Bartender
Will McFadden
as Club Guy
Munda Razooki
as Club Guy
Carrie Finklea
as Bookstore Girl
Andrej Nagy
as Older Designer
Ashleigh Falls
as Make-Up Girl
Jacqueline Mazarella
as Woman Professor
Nathan Parsons
as Coffee Shop Cashier
Elena Franklin
as Maria's Girlfriend
Lauren Storm
as Maria's Girlfriend
Stacy Barnhisel
as Librarian
Cherilyn Wilson
as Frat Party Girl
A.J. Hunt
as Tattoo Artist
David Brian Miller
as Frat Bouncer
Jake Perry
as Slacker Co-Worker
Cayla Korven
as Tracy's Friend
G.O. Parsons
as Mocha Kid
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Critic Reviews for The Roommate

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (19)

Christiansen's witless, badly acted thriller is a throwback to the early 1990s.

Apr 10, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are some interestingly nasty moments and some chills, but it's predictable and derivative.

Apr 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is trash of the tamest variety which elicits a few mild shudders at most.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Kelly and Meester hit their marks and look pretty doing it, while supporting players Cam Gigandet, Billy Zane and Aly Michalka fade into the background so blandly that viewers will never remember they were there.

Feb 7, 2011 | Full Review…

The movie is exploitative schlock; both its
 stars -- particularly Meester, who has something, although she herself has 
perhaps not yet figured out what -- deserve better.

Feb 7, 2011 | Full Review…

"The Roommate'' is dumb about psychology and suspense.

Feb 6, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Roommate

Frighteningly bad, yet I couldn't tear my eyes away...unlike the way Leighton Meester blithely tears out Aly Michalka's navel ring. Second most uncomfortable shower scene since "Psycho."

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

lol at this movie. I love how the girl is mentally unstable yet her parents allowed her to go AWAY to college haha. Great logic there. I also really like the fact that Michalka's character pretty much fell out of the movie entirely. She never called the cops or anything after she was attacked by the girl....she just kind of went away and we never saw her again haha. Omg. Movie definitely sucks a lot, but it was entertaining to make fun of. I can't even review it properly because it doesn't deserve to be reviewed at all.

Japes .
Japes .

Super Reviewer

[img][/img] This movie is entirely uninteresting and savagely boring. The minute it began I couldn't stop wanting it to end. The Roommate has terrible acting, awful direction and just a plain lame premise. There's been a lot of bad things churned out in 2011 but The Roommate is a top contender for the most thrill free thriller of the year.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

A tame version of Single white female basically. These types of films are always geared towards the teenage market that might not have seen the film that nearly all the ideas are from. By having the low rating though it suffers from not being able to be more shocking or disturbing. Also a case of seen it too many times before in countless films that have tried to copy SWF success. Average thriller, but I suggest you watch Single white female instead.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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