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The Roommate Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Instead of attempting to create a unique thriller, the filmmakers chose to make a typical one with bland characters and lackluster twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
it's hardly worth sticking around for the routine climax of this toothless thriller just to see the ocular sweets get all chewed up and mangled.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 12, 2011
One dry hump of almost thrills that are incredibly lackluster and void of any sort of suspense or tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
the direction of the film is fraught with problems, and one feels that the promising young cast deserved better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
A storyline that unimaginatively rehashes countless pivotal elements from other stalker-themed movies means that the whole production is a dull and pointless exercise that twists and turns in precisely the manner you expect it to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
June 26, 2011
It might be genius compared to Single White Female 2: The Psycho, but know that The Roommate is ultimately about as sensitive as that dtv sequel sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric Melin
June 5, 2011
It is as bland as movies get. There's not one single nod or wink to the audience and it never manages to develop even an iota of suspense. What's really weird is its complete reliance on a slick modern rock soundtrack that never seems to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Grae Drake
May 13, 2011
More fun than getting stabbed, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Lovell
May 5, 2011
... a Miss Teen "Fatal Attraction" ‒ with baked kitten replacing rabbit stew on the menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Thom Atkinson
The Skinny
April 13, 2011
Christainsen chooses a teen-friendly rating over cheap titillation and his uneven tone squanders all the ingredients for a good horror movie completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
April 10, 2011
Christiansen's witless, badly acted thriller is a throwback to the early 1990s.
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 8, 2011
A disaster from start to finish.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 8, 2011
Elicits snores and guffaws thanks to workmanlike 'shock' moments and obvious twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 8, 2011
The biggest jolt the film can muster comes when the viewer's head hits the back of the chair after nodding off
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 7, 2011
You could spend the entire movie texting your friends and not miss a thing, which I suppose its target audience may consider an asset.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 7, 2011
The plot never picks up steam, there are gaping implausibilities and the characters are achingly dull, with the exception of Billy Zane's hilariously smarmy and sleazy professor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
April 7, 2011
There are some interestingly nasty moments and some chills, but it's predictable and derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 7, 2011
The Roommate can't be taken seriously - for all Meester's genuine efforts, it's basically moronic games with the mentally ill - but it also misses the opportunity to go for broke, into a zone of full-tilt trash that might at least have been some fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
April 7, 2011
Billy Zane's toe-curlingly awful turn as a preening design professor turns out to be the main entertainment value on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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