The Woman in the Window (2020)

100 mins
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Amy Adams and Gary Oldman star in this whodunnit based on A.J. Finn's best-selling thriller novel, directed by Joe Wright... More

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The Woman in the Window (2020) | Ratings & Reviews

"An effective agoraphobia thriller with a chilly uptown sheen."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"The movie, straining for high brow when it should have just gone full trash, is a muddle from start to finish."


"Too contrived to thrill..."


"A gorgeously shot pile of half-cooked ideas and atmosphere..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"For all the craft on display, the often crackling dialogue, and some strong performances led by Amy Adams, The Woman in the Window ultimately fails to deliver on its abundant potential."

"An engaging, if predictable, Hitchcock homage."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Here is proof that you can hire a skilled director, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and a killer cast and still end up with junk. But is it at least entertaining junk? No, not really. You might get a cheap thrill from the absurdity of it all, though."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Compressing the source material, the screenplay... only accentuates the thinness of the story."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The most that can be said for The Woman In The Window is that does, in long stretches, look interesting."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"If you have exhausted the other available options, you can certainly pour yourself some merlot and mope around the living room while this movie plays in the background."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Maybe - just maybe - if you pour just the right glass of wine or sparkling water and you’re in the mood for a howler of a film that practically dares you to talk back to the screen, you can sit through this without wanting to scream. Maybe."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Pull the drapes closed, it's curtains for this one."


"Despite its sparkling pedigree, The Woman in the Window is a dud of a movie"

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"No matter what the film looked like... I suspect it couldn’t escape the muck of Mallory’s narrative. It’s both pretentious and programmatic, built in predictable beats and offering no new spin on any of its hoary forms."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"If you're looking for a higher class of claustrophobic noir, and don't care too much about the resolution, there's a playfulness on display here that might scratch an airport novel itch."


"A meticulously controlled frenzy of a movie..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Wastes a talented crew of actors and fails to pay proper homage to the old-school films it references."

USA TodayUSA Today

"Curiosity might bring you here but boredom will drive you away."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Amazing house stars in lousy movie..."

New York PostNew York Post

"The Woman in the Window, alternatively compelling and cliched, is stifled by its source."


The Woman in the Window (2020) | Details

MA15+, Strong themes, strong violence, strong blood and gore, strong drug use
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