Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Resident (2010)

This enjoyable Hammer thriller, which features Hilary Swank as an ER medic who picks the wrong Brooklyn apartment to move into, shed its theatrical release thanks to some rather obvious failings in plot and character — as opposed to performance and direction.

I suppose they might have been the sort of things which only really stand out once the screenplay has been shot, but someone should have been able to pinpoint the way the movie blatantly telegraphs its intentions, thereby compromising any real welling of suspense: Look, I own a nailgun, mobile reception is bad here, meet Christopher Lee, my creepy red herring of a grandfather etc.

Grade: B

2 comments:

scott said...

Hey, at least Christopher Lee is working for Hammer again!

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