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The Roommate Reviews

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Time Out
April 6, 2011
This is trash of the tamest variety which elicits a few mild shudders at most.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
February 7, 2011
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.
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
February 7, 2011
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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 6, 2011
"The Roommate'' is dumb about psychology and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 5, 2011
The Roommate - the umpteenth uncredited remake of 1992's Single White Female - sucks bad, real bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 4, 2011
We could not possibly care less.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly
February 4, 2011
It's exactly what you thought it would be: A plagiarized, campus-set Single White Female pitched to teens, The Roommate traces over scenes from Barbet Schroeder's sleepover classic with no notable improvement.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
February 4, 2011
It's the stuff of a late-night channel-surfer's dreams. The film's sure-to-be-brief theatrical release is a mere stopover on the way to basic-cable eternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
February 4, 2011
Unfortunately, The Roommate is too timid to make an impression of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 4, 2011
Its most fiendish moment comes when one girl yanks out another's bellybutton ring. Not that -- anything but that!
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2011
With few scares and minimal characterization, The Roommate is really just a far-below-par thriller that desperately wishes it were a different movie -- a longing it shares with the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 4, 2011
If ever a thriller were to inspire a collective "eh," it's got to be "The Roommate." It's not a good movie, by any means, but it's also not bad enough to have fun hating on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2011
Without tension or suspense, the film is too gloomy and chaste to be a naughty exploitation picture but also too brainless to work as anything more real.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 4, 2011
Innocent young college girl moves in with psycho roommate. You know the rest.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
February 4, 2011
Won't evict "Single White Female" from its top-floor residence among psycho-roomie cinema.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
February 4, 2011
It's a lazy, bloodless, pointless, boring piece of work, lacking even the conviction to deliver a little cheap exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 4, 2011
Danish director Christian E. Christiansen does nothing remotely chilling iwth the visuals or the tempo, so the movie leans heavily on John Frizzell's strident string-heavy score. Even efforts at playing the titillation game with his stars feel meek and PG.
| Original Score: 1/4