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The Roommate Review

Movies.com Critics

1.0

Dave White Profile

"Single Digit I.Q. Female" Read full review

2.0

Grae Drake Profile

More fun than getting stabbed. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    23

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    A far-below-par thriller that desperately wishes it were a different movie - a longing it shares with the audience.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Managing nary a single original idea throughout its 93-minute running time, the film does benefit from a cast of sexy young TV stars who should attract the desired female teen demographic.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

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.

  • Families can talk about what makes a movie a thriller rather than a horror film. What's scarier -- things that are shown, or things that are suggested?
  • What's the impact of this movie's violence?
  • What messages is the movie sending about its two main characters? Does it paint young women in a positive or negative light overall?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Lots of menace and animosity surrounding the message that not everything is as it appears and that you should trust your instincts when you feel something (or someone) is off.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: One female character who at first appears timid finally stands up for herself. But other than that, the other characters are either superficial or heinous.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: A girl bashes another girl’s head in the shower; she also puts a cat in the dryer (nothing more than that is shown, though it’s understood that she'll turn on the machine and kill the cat) and beats up and ties up another woman and then attempts to suffocate her with a plastic bag. A man hits a woman in self-defense. A woman tries to shove another woman out a window; she also stabs herself with a box cutter after she bruises her face with her own fist. A gun is drawn.

  • sex false3

    Sex: A man and woman have phone sex (viewers hear only the beginnings of the conversation). Close-ups of the faces of women climaxing. A man and a woman sleep together (no nudity). Two women kiss.

  • language false3

    Language: “S--t” (and other derivations), “a--hole,” "p---y," “bitch,” "ass," “whore,” "goddamn," and “hell.”

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: References to fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Vogue magazine. A Sony Vaio laptop is used, with logo visible.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Underage drinking at a frat party (primarily beer and spiked punch). A woman flashes a roomful of people while drunk. A vial of meds prescribed for schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder is found.

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