Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The film's sure-to-be-brief theatrical release is a mere stopover on the way to basic-cable eternity.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By 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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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If ever a thriller were to inspire a collective "eh," it's got to be The Roommate. It's not a good movie, by any means, but it's also not bad enough to have fun hating on.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
What's most memorable about this plodding thriller are the copious amounts of foundation and lip gloss.
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
A timid thriller that manages a couple of mild jolts and a couple of creepy-cringe-worthy moments in its Variations on a "Single White Female" theme.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's the latest in the blank-from-hell genre, in which misogyny and entertainment are made to seem indistinguishable while the blank makes life hell for someone who then is cornered into striking back.
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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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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sucks bad, real bad.
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The Roommate has notched an unbelievable achievement; it makes the second rate "One Tree Hill" seems like it was about something.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
It's only February but I can already name the year's winner of Most Thoughtless Gay Stereotype in Film award. The dubious honor goes to The Roommate.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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