Sleeping with the Enemy


Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 41812


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Julia Roberts as Laura Burney
Patrick Bergin as Martin Burney
Kevin Anderson as Ben Woodward
1.44 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
P/S 7 / 41

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MovieMan2016 6 / 10

Many reviews are too harsh

Man, some of the reviews here!

First off, some of the questions raised were the exact same things mentioned in Roger Ebert's review (so much for originality!). And they were answered pretty reasonably by reviewer hawk-58.

Second, since when do we expect a movie to hold our hands and provide all the answers to questions that may come up? Sometimes you have to fill in the blanks yourself. Plot holes? Hey, these are movies, not real life. If plot holes make you mad then it might be time to consider not watching movies anymore!

Third, since when do we expect characters to never make mistakes? The story was unrealistic because Laura made a few errors. Newsflash! People mess up all the time in real life. If they didn't, criminals would never be caught by the police. And frankly, I don't think she messed up as much as some of the reviews imply...again, it's human nature to make some miscalculations and not take certain things into account.

This is certainly not a terrible film, but not a great one either. It's about average, so 6/10 seems right. It's entertaining enough if you have a couple of hours to kill and enjoy the genre, and if your expectations aren't unreasonable.

Reviewed by Corvette 2 / 10

revisited the enemy

I like most people first saw this movie years ago during a completely different time. Now, re visiting it many years later through more mature worldly eyes, it clearly makes all the flaws so visible now. The most glaring error would be the fact she went out for an evening sail with two men (one her husband) and fails to return home? it would seem that one or both of them might be considered a person of interest? but no, its all wrapped up with a beach side memorial - no body recovered and an untouched house that was clearly not part of any investigation? Secondly I would assume after mustering up the courage to leave an abusive relationship the LAST thing on her mind would be sparking up a romantic interest before she had all her "starting a new life ducks in a row"? yet she falls right away for an inquisitive young man full of questions about her. As the movie progresses we witness the husband gradually get more and more agitated as he realizes she may still be alive! yet when he first lays eyes on her in the arms of another man, he has the restraint to not say anything and head back to her house to start playing mind games. OH and back to my first point, would it have not been more sensible to have the getaway bag of clothes outside the house? that way she wouldn't have covered the floor with wet sand and salt water foot steps! but I guess it doesn't matter because other than a quick wiping of floor in one area they left that messy part out.

Reviewed by AJWo90 2 / 10

Roberts: good, film: very very bad

Julia Roberts was good in this pretty standard 90s thriller. The start of this film was great, until Patrick Burgin's acting became intolerable, and the obvious continuity errors reached double digits. Whilst trying to affect an American accent, Patrick Burgin starts shouting Laura in an Irish accent - so obvious I had to google him immediately to see where in the Uk/Ireland he was from. Pretty poor.. In his defence, the actor who played Ben was nearly as shocking! He's supposed to be the knight in shining armour, yet he just comes across as leechy and clingy, and throws her around like a rag doll when they're dancing, despite knowing about her past. Then at the final scene, he's absolutely useless! The errors are also so ridiculous it's confusing that this wasn't a comedy! Julia Roberts cuts her hair at her shoulders to run away to Iowa...but by the time she reaches Iowa her hair is back the way it was, and stays this way for the rest of the movie. Safe Haven is a rip off of this movie, but at least it's good. Just watch that instead

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