The Resident
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Every year, several million single women in America move into an apartment. They don't know who lived in the apartment before them, they don't know their landlords, and they don't bother to change the locks. This is the story of one such woman. After separating from her adulterous husband, the beautiful Dr. Juliet Devereau moves to Brooklyn, NY, and settles into a new life in a stunning loft apartment that seems too good to be true. Soon mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect she is not alone in her home and quickly her fears become all too real.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Swank is typically credible as a confident yet vulnerable professional woman, and Morgan is subtly convincing as the insinuating Max."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The Resident fails to scare or entertain, and giving Christopher Lee the slightest of roles merely draws attention to how far short it falls short of its studio's heritage."
‑ Andrew Simpson, Fan The Fire
"...a low-rent, hopelessly by-the-numbers thriller that is way, way beneath the talents of its Oscar winning star."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's a conventional thriller, short on originality and red herrings but atmospherically lit by Guillermo Navarro, who won an Oscar for his cinematography on Pan's Labyrinth."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"It's a Hammer horror all right, but not in a good way."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"o aksonas ths empneyshs twn dyo grafiadwn einai ksepatikwmenos ap' eytheias ap' to Psycho (1960), kai par' oti o skhnotheths einai toso anikanos na soy to thymisei tonika, o profanhs symbolismos toy einai arketos gia na soy to ypogrammisei diakritika"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Swank has the wherewithal to make a panting madman reach for his tape and handcuffs."
‑ Jules Brenner,
"Devoid of any believable motivations, Hilary Swank's The Resident trots out gender-based clichés of fear, resulting in a goosing stalker thriller that adds nothing new to the single-woman-in-peril subgenre."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"No inventive kills or outlandish gore to compensate for the absence of tension."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Swank works hard but the Oscar-winner must wonder what she was doing in this hokum."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The usually strong actors are adrift without a decent script or story, resulting in a film that doesn't live up to the legendary name of the studio"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"... takes primal fear of home invasion to the next level. As in "Crawlspace," you can't lock out the threat because it's inside, and it knows the floor plan better than you."
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
"Isn't exactly groundbreaking stuff, but if you're looking for Friday night thrills, The Resident should do the job."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"The film would have benefited from a higher body count ..."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Perhaps, with more suggestion to allow the viewer's mind to wander, the film could have outsmarted others in the genre, rather than resorting to type in places."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie,
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