The Roommate


The Roommate

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 85


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User Ratings: 43,341
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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 (20)

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

    Apr 10, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Top Critic
  • A disaster from start to finish.

    Apr 8, 2011 | Rating: 1/5
  • 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…

Audience Reviews for The Roommate

  • Mar 23, 2016
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2015
    I don't even know where to start with this movie, so all I'm going to say is that this is just so incredibly stupid. Do not watch this.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2013
    Pretty average film. Not very scary, and just a little bit thrilling. Minka and Leighton did pretty good with their roles though. But that's the most the film had going for it.
    m h Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2012
    This is one of those guilty pleasures - it was a bad movie and a predictable plot, but I couldn't stop watching!
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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