"The Resident (2010/Blu-ray/Image Ent.)" Review

Synopsis:  I will not be putting a synopsis on this review because I believe this is a film that you should go with without knowing alot about what happens in it!

Review: First off I'm going to say that if you have someone like Christopher Lee in your film and he's only in there for about 3 minutes of total screen time please don't use his name as a way to get viewers. Honestly I thought he was going to be in the movie alot more and that he would have a bigger role than he did. Anyways onto the review. When the film started I thought it was going to follow a traditional thriller structure and about 30 minutes in they definitely through me for a loop and had me wondering where the film would go from there, well i got alot more than I was expecting. What it quickly turned into is a very suspense driven film that even has scenes that in many ways creeped me out and in some ways disturbed me. To not spoil the movie I won't elaborate on what happens to creep me out

As far as the cast of this film goes which is mainly focused around Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's characters they did a good job of selecting the perfect people for the roles. Hilary Swank plays her role as a somewhat vulnerable woman who is going through a separation with her husband and Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays a more nice guy one minute and a psychotic stalker the next. Like I said before that I wish Christopher Lee would of had more of a role, but for when he is on screen he does a fantastic performance like always. Now for the writing I can say that there really wasn't much of any stale dialogue, overall this film was really well written. Another great thing was the pacing of this film because it went very much like a roller coaster and didn't slow down too much or go too fast that you could keep up with it.

Overall this was a great thriller that had some great tension and some of the best acting that I have seen in a film like this in awhile. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a creepy yet thrilling film!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Antti J. Jokinen
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
DVD/Blu-Ray Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 2010
Time Length: 91 mins.
Company: Image Entertainment
Blu-Ray Tech Aspects:
Video: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Video Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1