The Resident (2011) Movie Review

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The Resident (2011)

2011 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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The Resident Plot Synopsis:

In New York, Dr. Juliet Bliss Devereau of the Brooklyn General Hospital has ended her relationship with her boyfriend Jack and is seeking an apartment in Brooklyn to live alone. She finds a bargain in an old apartment building owned by the handsome and lonely Max and one night she misinterprets his signals and dates him. However she concludes that it is too soon to have a love affair... but is that really the end of it?

The Resident (2011) Review

The Resident (2011) is a rated R 1h 31 min British drama thriller film that was shot in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Director and writer Antti Jokinen (Purge (2012), The Midwife (2015), Flowers of Evil (2016)) executed the movie nicely, but there was nothing new to excite its audience. The Resident was the least bit memorable as it is something we have seen a thousand times before and it offers nothing exciting or anything to make it stand out from the rest of its kind. A little bit of suspense would have been a nice added touch because this cookie cutter film that was way too predictable.

The Resident revolves around Dr. Juliet Devereau (Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby (2004), P.S. I Love You (2007), Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Insomnia (2002)) who is an emergency room surgeon. Juliet had a terrible break up with her husband and is now seeking a new place to live. She found an apartment that is owned by Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Watchmen (2009), The Losers (2010), The Possession (2012), P.S. I Love You (2007)) that seems too perfect to be true. Juliet cannot help feeling that something is wrong although she got a great deal on the apartment because she feels as though someone is constantly watching her.

It is sad to say, but Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are the two principal actors that kept this movie going as their performances were outstanding. It was a nice added touch to see a cameo appearance from Christopher Lee , but it was not enough of him. With all said, I would not recommend this film to anyone because it was a boring watch that does not offer us anything new. The set, special effects, cinematography, and the sound was exceptional.

  • The Resident Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 4.33
  • IMDB: 5.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.7

About The Resident 2011

Title: The Resident
Year: 2011
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.16/5 stars from 24,206 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 24,206
MPAA Rating: R
The Resident Cast Starring: Christopher Lee, Michael Massee, Lee Pace, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cliff Gravel, Sandi K Shelby, Peggy Miley, Alexandria Morrow, Sheila Ivy Traister, Michael Showers, Nana Visitor, Arron Shiver, Steven Ray Byrd, Elli, Hilary Swank, Aunjanue Ellis, Sean Rosales, Deborah Martinez, Kisha Sierra, Skippy the Dog, Lori Beth Sternberg, Lori Steele, Michael Badalucco, Penny Balfour, Mark Morocco, Veronica Hool
The Resident Writers: Antti Jokinen, Robert Orr
The Resident Director: Antti Jokinen
Production: Imaeg Entertainment
Language: English
Country: UK, USA