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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 19 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jan 21, 2015
    67
    Plenty of credit is due to Barbara Curry’s deranged script, set in a suburban fantasyland of doofus bullies, junior proms, and middle-class sex fears; it probably isn’t meant to be a Verhoeven satire, but it sure moves like one.
  2. Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    Jan 21, 2015
    58
    Boy's premise reeks of stalker-movie mothballs, and it's too timid to fully dive into the high camp it hints at. Instead, this cookie just crumbles.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Jan 22, 2015
    50
    For those seeking guilty laughs and shameless camp, The Boy Next Door is the exact right kind of bad movie. It’s full of unintentional laughs, and transcendently unselfconscious.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Jan 22, 2015
    37
    The Boy Next Door plays best as unintentional comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jan 21, 2015
    30
    Neither good nor bad, nor campy nor scary enough to be in any way memorable, The Boy Next Door is a lot like our own neighbors, just there. You could make the effort to sneak a peek, but it probably wouldn’t be worth your while.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jan 23, 2015
    25
    It's badly directed, poorly edited, and features some of the most unconvincing acting this side of a soup commercial.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jan 22, 2015
    0
    A limp psychosexual thriller that takes a promisingly trashy conceit... and does absolutely nothing with it, and saddles it with wooden performances, poor staging, and a complete lack of conviction. It reaches a nearly operatic level of ineptitude.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jan 24, 2015
    10
    Just came back from seeing it and the theater was sold-out. The movie is really entertaining and definitely a popcorn movie to see withJust came back from seeing it and the theater was sold-out. The movie is really entertaining and definitely a popcorn movie to see with friends and have fun. I think it's a great step away from the romcoms she has done so many of. I like her as an actress more than singer, but she is good in everything. Can't wait for the movie with Viola Davis, called Lila & Eve ;) Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    10
    I was surprised when I saw critic's reaction on this movie. It really isn't bad. Actually it is a fun movie to watch, and has many funnyI was surprised when I saw critic's reaction on this movie. It really isn't bad. Actually it is a fun movie to watch, and has many funny moments that made everyone in the room take some good laugh. Definitely going it see it again tomorrow. Expand
  3. Jan 24, 2015
    10
    this movie is ms lopez at her best and its very entertaining me and a few friends made it a fun night out it was great and noah was After allthis movie is ms lopez at her best and its very entertaining me and a few friends made it a fun night out it was great and noah was After all those years, Jennifer Lopez still makes for a good female lead and great movies. She's really underrated actress Expand
  4. Jan 24, 2015
    10
    This is the best movie ever made! If all the reviewers think it's trash, then it's obviously good! It's a great idea for a movie becauseThis is the best movie ever made! If all the reviewers think it's trash, then it's obviously good! It's a great idea for a movie because this stuff actually could happen, does happen, and it's awesome and real. It also flips gender roles so it should get Oscar consideration. And J.Lo is still relevant. I mean, come on. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2015
    10
    It's a really entertaining movie. Buy popcorn, take your friends with you and HAVE FUN. Not to mention that JLo is super hot and her actingIt's a really entertaining movie. Buy popcorn, take your friends with you and HAVE FUN. Not to mention that JLo is super hot and her acting is on point. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2015
    9
    Let me start of by saying Jennifer Lopez looks amazing in this movie. I loved the story line; not exactly happy with the ending but it didLet me start of by saying Jennifer Lopez looks amazing in this movie. I loved the story line; not exactly happy with the ending but it did make some good Hollywood sense. All I can say is that trust me you will be pleased with this movie. After all those years, Jennifer Lopez still makes for a good female lead and great movies. She's really underrated actress. Expand
  7. Jan 24, 2015
    0
    The Boy Next Door is a thriller without the thrills. Lopez's horrible performance and Ryan Guzman's lack of menace make for a film better leftThe Boy Next Door is a thriller without the thrills. Lopez's horrible performance and Ryan Guzman's lack of menace make for a film better left in the director's Closet Next Room. Expand

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