The Tenant

The Tenant

DVD - 2002
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A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2002.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780792179283
0792179285
Branch Call Number: DVD TENA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Locataire

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Derringer
Sep 23, 2015

"WTF!?" - And, I'll say it again - "WTF!!??"

1976's "The Tenant" was one of those truly screwy films that had me asking myself, over and over again - "When is this damn movie going to get interesting?" (And, it never did get even close to being interesting - So, I guess, that answered my question very clearly)

When it comes to the likes of psychological thrillers (which "The Tenant" was supposed to be) - They couldn't possibly get any more drab and dull than this total mealy-mouthed snore-fest.

If you ask me - I think that after director Roman Polanski struck a huge success with 1974's "Chinatown", he was so bloody arrogant about his film-making abilities that he believed his audience would instantly like anything he churned out and, as a result, he produced this total turd to test the blind loyalty of his adoring fans.

And, finally - On top of Polanski being a less-than-interesting actor, he certainly couldn't be taken seriously in drag. In fact, he was so utterly terrible in wig, eyeliner and heels, that he wasn't even worth laughing at.

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slarsen
Mar 28, 2015

So dark, so depressing, so Polanski. Enuf said.

7duffy Mar 03, 2015

Strange film. Not sure what is causing Polanski's neurosis in the story. Well made and a good ending....but it would have been better, if the audience was led to think it was real and not deja vu.

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Monolith
Aug 05, 2012

Damned obsolete VHS -- the tape gave up the ghost halfway through the movie! AARRGGHH

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nptphoto
Apr 21, 2012

Utterly risible.

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