Single White Female
Single White Female (1992)

In this psychological thriller, a needy young woman finds fulfillment by trying to literally become her successful roommate. Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There's something dehumanizing about 90s horror thrillers that all but defeats the film's impulses toward seriousness; no matter how much the filmmakers work to make the characters real, the genre contrives to turn them into functions and props.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film is smooth, entertaining and believably sophisticated. It has far more sound psychological underpinnings than other movies of its type.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Turns out both of these women are mentally damaged, adding a nice little purple-nurple to the script, giving the actresses something with a little more bite to play with.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Despite excellent lead performances and numerous memorable scenes, this still feels like two different movies in one.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Schroeder goes through the motions -- the movie is elegantly made -- but this synthetic Hollywood package panders shamelessly to the baser instincts.

Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder

Derek Adams
Time Out

If his two leads are adequate to the slick mechanisms of a formulaic thriller, neither they nor Don Roos' script (based on the novel by John Lutz) offer any original insights into insatiable emotional dependence.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The tension between its content and its trashy form is precisely the key to its vitality. If it were any less cheap, it wouldn't have the same edgy, gut-twisting jolt.

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Matt Mueller
Empire Magazine

Fluffy thriller, with moments of unintentional humour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An efficient thriller, even if nothing special, but with the kind of subject that could have been developed into a better film had it played as a psychological… More
AJ Verser
If I remember correctly this movie was thrilling, and I liked it. But I'd like to see it again, since I can't remember it that well.
Spencer S.
There are many conventions in this film that make it really great as a thriller, and a good horror film. Many things about this film reminded me of 2009's… More
Candy Rose
Excellent thriller. Great cast and plot. A single girl places an ad in a newspaper for a lodger. The new lodger has a troubled past and looks for a new friend… More
Bethany Murphy
Predictable, not that good acting, except for the physcopath. Quite creepy at times but nothing that you haven't seen before.
Cassie Hill
So so movie & I hate when animals die in movies.