While She Was Out
While She Was Out (2008)

A suburban housewife heads out for a quick trip to the local mall, only to find herself trapped in the forest and forced to fend for herself against four murderous hooligans. Kim Basinger and Lukas Haas star in a thriller produced by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 12, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Susan Montford eschews all plot and character development for the hackneyed action scenes and grade-Z dialogue, while struggling to stretch the paper-thin story into a feature length film.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...boasts a seemingly can't-miss premise that's slowly-but-surely squandered by filmmaker Susan Montford.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Imagine a Lifetime revenge-themed movie of the week intercut with a few death scenes from the cutting room floor of a Final Destination flick.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The emotionally bruised air that's frequently made Kim Basinger tabloid fodder is also a defining characteristic of her acting style.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Never mess with an Oscar winner reduced to straight to DVD rubbish.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

starts out quite compelling, but quickly it quickly loses steam because it lacks imagination and fails to maintain any credible suspense or thrills throughout.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The spectacular ending will make every harried housewife in the world ecstatic.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's filled with fascinating ideas, bringing it just a notch above your standard-issue exploitation flick.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Lots of edgy night chasing and some tense moments, but the resolution is a tad disappointing

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
What a piece of dog shit. This has to be the cheapest, most thrown together movie I have seen in a very long time. It's like crap sandwich week around… More
Lady D'arbanville
Suspenseful in parts and dull in others. Kim Basinger was quite likeable in this role, but it was a pretty predictable storyline and one that seems to be a… More
Nicki Marie
This was kind of dumb. Kim Basinger is fine as a downtrodden housewife who gets attacked on Christmas eve and has to run for life against four thugs. It runs… More
Roy Gutteridge
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Curtis Lilly
I...hated...this...movie. Had a great premise, but then it decided to have the characters all act like unbelievable retards. Seriously, Kim Basinger's… More
Jesse Ortega
This movie is horrid. I don't understand how or why I should feel sorry for Kim Basinger's character other than the fact that her husband is an… More