Reviewed May 12, 2012
Brian Burkart’s review:
"The Resident" is a mindless horror/chiller that preys upon numerous single lady fears. Juliet (Hilary Swank), a young doctor just out of a relationship, miraculously finds an affordable, cavernous New York apartment, and is attracted to her live-in handyman/landlord Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)... but Max’s odd grandfather (Christopher Lee) peers through door-cracks, there’s heavy breathing in the walls, and Juliet isn’t aware of a network of secret passageways which allow a stalker to ogle her in the bath and bed. This hider-in-the-house horror from the reborn Hammer Films - once intended as their theatrical comeback- suffers from a familiar premise, scarcely developed by a plot that could seriously use a few more twists and shocks. It’s all broadly signposted, the stars try hard but are miscast, and Antti J. Jokinen directs timidly.