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The Lodger

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
This serial-killer procedural is about a West Hollywood slasher who apes Jack the Ripper, but the real crime is the travesty writer-director David Ondaatje perpetrates on Hitchcock. Like Hitch’s 1927 silent classic of the same name, The Lodger is based on a novella about a mysterious loner (Baker) who takes a couple’s spare room as a killing spree strikes the neighborhood. Alfred Molina has a fair stab as the cop on the case, but the script is stultifyingly clichéd, the execution atrociously attention-seeking, and the violence done to Hitch’s signature shots and motifs inexcusable.
Written by Ben Walters

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:David Ondaatje
  • Cast:
    • Simon Baker
    • Hope Davis
    • Alfred Molina
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