The Woman in the Window (2020)

The Woman in the Window (2020)

The Woman in the Window (2020)

Amy Adams and Gary Oldman star in this whodunnit based on A.J. Finn's best-selling thriller novel, directed by Joe Wright (Atonement). An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York City witnesses a disturbing act of violence while spying on her neighbours.

The Woman in the Window joins the list of films set for cinema release in 2019, but due to COVID-related delays will instead premiere on Netflix.

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, strong violence, strong blood and gore, strong drug use100 minsUSANetflix
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The Woman in the Window (2020) / Reviews

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

An effective agoraphobia thriller with a chilly uptown sheen.

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Independent

Independent

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

An engaging, if predictable, Hitchcock homage.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-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.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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.

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IGN

IGN

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A meticulously controlled frenzy of a movie...

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USA Today

USA Today

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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New York Post

New York Post

Amazing house stars in lousy movie...

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Paste

Paste

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

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