The Roommate

The Roommate
The Roommate
  • PG-13
  • 1h 31m
  • 2011
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She's cute. She's loyal. She's psychotic. And, unfortunately for college freshman Sara (Minka Kelly) she's The Roommate. When Sara arrives at school, she finds new romance with Stephen (Cam Gigandet) and forms a fast friendship with her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester). What begins as camaraderie soon turns creepy, and Sara comes face-to-face with the terrifying realization that her new best friend is obsessive, unbalanced...and maybe even a killer!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten4%
Critics Consensus: Devoid of chills, thrills, or even cheap titillation, The Roommate isn't even bad enough to be good.
Reviews
Guardian
Philip French
Rotten

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

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

A disaster from start to finish.

March 2, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

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

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

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

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
Rotten

Kelly and Meester hit their marks and look pretty doing it, while supporting players Cam Gigandet,...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lukewarm, sexually tinged thriller has some bloody scenes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this cliched thriller starring Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester centers on a young woman who’s dangerously obsessed with another, to the point of violence. The movie has many creepy scenes -- and violent ones, including some with gore and blood, beatings, stabbings, and more. And a general air of malevolence hangs over the whole movie. There's also some swearing (including "s--t” and “a--hole”), sexuality (including two women kissing), and underage partying.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:February 3, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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