A college student's roommate has a sinister side.
" The Roommate - the umpteenth uncredited remake of 1992's Single White Female - sucks bad, real bad. "
" 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. "
" Won't evict "Single White Female" from its top-floor residence among psycho-roomie cinema. "
" This is trash of the tamest variety which elicits a few mild shudders at most. "
" 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. "
" Innocent young college girl moves in with psycho roommate. You know the rest. "
" Unfortunately, The Roommate is too timid to make an impression of any kind. "
" 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. "
" Its most fiendish moment comes when one girl yanks out another's bellybutton ring. Not that -- anything but that! "
" 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.
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" "The Roommate'' is dumb about psychology and suspense. "
" We could not possibly care less. "
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