The Resident

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"She thought she was living alone"
  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.3  (29,480)

The Resident is a 2011 horror movie that stars Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lee Pace. Directed by Antti Jokinen, the movie follows a doctor who moves into a Brooklyn loft apartment, only to realize that someone is secretly watching her every move. As she becomes increasingly paranoid and desperate to uncover the truth behind the mysterious presence, she begins to uncover a dangerous conspiracy that threatens her life and sanity.

The movie begins with Dr. Juliet Devereau (Hilary Swank), a successful ER doctor in Pittsburgh, relocating to Brooklyn following her breakup with her husband. She finds a beautiful loft apartment in a historic building owned by Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a charming and handsome landlord. Max initially seems like a perfect landlord, but as Juliet settles into her new home, she begins to notice strange sounds and objects moving around her apartment.

As her paranoia grows, Juliet starts to investigate her landlord and his past tenants, including her eccentric photographer neighbor Max (Lee Pace). Juliet is convinced that Max is spying on her and has installed cameras inside her apartment. She recruits her ex-boyfriend Jack (Lee Pace) to help catch Max in the act, but they discover that Max has been living under Juliet's floorboards and has been watching her every move.

As Juliet tries to escape Max's clutches, she uncovers a dark secret that has been hidden inside her building for years. Max has been using high-tech devices to monitor and control the people living in the building, with the help of his accomplices.

The Resident is a skillfully crafted horror movie that creates a tense and claustrophobic atmosphere throughout. The movie relies heavily on the performances of its cast, and everyone delivers strong performances. Hilary Swank shines as Juliet, capturing her character's struggle with paranoia and fear as she tries to uncover the truth behind Max's sinister plans. Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Max is both charming and menacing, making him a formidable antagonist for Juliet. Lee Pace, as always, adds a touch of quirky humor to his role as Max's colorful neighbor.

The movie's plot is well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns to keep viewers engaged. It is a movie that is not reliant on jumpscares or gore but instead builds fear and tension slowly over the course of its runtime. Jokinen's direction is solid, utilizing the claustrophobic setting to create a sense of unease that never lets up.

One minor flaw of the movie is that it doesn't take full advantage of its setting in Brooklyn. While the idea of a creepy old building in New York City is great, the movie doesn't explore the location fully. Much of the action takes place in Juliet's apartment, which could be anywhere.

Overall, The Resident is a great horror movie that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. It offers a strong cast, a well-crafted plot, and skilled direction, making it a solid entry in the genre. Fans of suspenseful thrillers and horror movies will surely enjoy this one.

The Resident is a 2010 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (29,480)