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The Lodger

Overview


Genre :

Mystery, Thriller

Release Date :

January 23, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

David Ondaatje

Starring :

Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West, Simon Baker, Donal Logue, Roy Werner, Rachael Leigh Cook, Phillip Baker Hall, Rebecca Pidgeon, Mel Harris

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

“..spooky story ruined by lumpen dialogue, cloddish performances..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
“..so anticlimactic and silly..”
by Ella Taylor [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..silly and unconvincing..”
by Jay Antani [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 5

“..distancing, expressionistic..”
by Paul Brenner [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
Reviewed by John Anderson [Variety]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]

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