Cleaning Lady

 (423)5.51 h 30 min2019X-Ray16+
On the surface Alice seems like a woman who has it all: a gorgeous apartment, a booming career, a stunning physique, and a handsome boyfriend. The only problem is she's married to someone else. Looking for a way to simplify her life, Alice hires Shelly to clean her house. As Alice begins to confide in Shelly about her illicit affair, their friendship grow and so does Shelly's twisted obsession.
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Jon Knautz
Alexis KendraStelio Savante
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3.2 out of 5 stars

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JefferyReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsWTF is this
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This movie was free, but I still want my money back!
41 people found this helpful
Red SonyaReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsTerrible ending
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Horrible ending. The movie was good, albeit it was so fake and contrived, too. No way would a situation like that between the main characters even be possible in a real world. The cleaning lady was way too creepy to begin with, and there were so many red flags about her that were ignored. But the ending sucked the most. It literally took a great concept and crashed it.
37 people found this helpful
J WReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsI wish they had hired a "writing lady" to make a decent movie
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The moral of the movie is: Don't be nice to anyone.

The film delivers this compelling message through over an hour of mind-numbing plot development that aims to spell out every little nuance to you and then about twenty minutes of boring anti-climactic plot "climax" and an unsatisfying ending.

I was really hoping for more crazy, but instead just got some actress who's obviously very extroverted and has a healthy social life in real life trying to pretend to be introverted and awkward while wearing about five layers too many of something you'd buy from Hot Topic to cover up an acne scar.

Can't really think of a single redeeming quality to the movie, so gonna have it to give it a single star.
24 people found this helpful
EdwidgeeReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsLazy writing, even for a B level horror movie
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SPOILER ALERT: The movie tries really hard, but there are too many things that make no sense for it to be enjoyable. Through the flash-backs we get the sense that she grew up in suburbia, but to add to the mystique, the writers changed a suburban starter home to a home waaaaaayyyyyy out in the woods, she gave her mom what in any other movie would be a life ending injury, but the mom survived and decades later and is now her....I won't give more away, just stay away from this one if you don't want to be frustrated by lazy writing.
21 people found this helpful
Caulder UnknownReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsNot for everyone...IT'S THAT GOOD!
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I'll tell you right off, one of the things I particularly enjoyed, most people will dislike intensely; the pacing. It is often slow as molasses, deliberate, yes, but it's intentional and it delivers! Sure, it's a 'slow-burn,' but once it gets cooking, the burn may be slow, but it's a continuous one, and, this happens top be, perhaps, one of the best edited horror films I've seen in a long time. To be sure, there's good out-and-out horror, but what makes this film better than most of the crap the masses go crazy for, is how chilling and disturbing the less obvious, quieter moments are in this original, well-crafted story; one I believe, deliberately not spoon-fed. Director, John Knautz, maintains a constant, overall, sense of uneasiness, which, in my opinion, is what the genre is all about., The dialogue (Screenplay by Mr. Knautz and Alexis Kinda) is smart; and, at times, thank god, witty; another invaluable asset to a first rate thriller. Having the "normal" characters speak realistically, emphasizes the tortured and violent ways the more, shall we say, unsavory characters communicate. I have one criticism; something I'm ambivalent to mention. This is not a spoiler. It has to do with the plot. It was a stretch to believe (not intellectually, as it can be explained, but as a plausible story point) how a beautiful and smart, albeit, uncentered and stressed, woman would welcome someone a stranger like Shelly into their lives (on so many levels) so quickly. Itt's fine for a character to feel empathy for someone less fortunate, granted, but it may have made the story more believable if Shelly didn't appear as if she just escaped from a high-level security insane asylum and exchanged her dirty hospital gown for an even less attractive outfit. It's a small quibble when you consider the character of Shelly, played by Rachel Aleg, who doesn't so much act the role as inhabit it. You can't take your eyes off her whenever she's on screen, and every line, or, I should say, every word she utters, is fascinating. Watch her eyes, when and where they focus. It's a mesmerizing performance, though I'm certain some reviews will say Ms Alig can't act her way out of a paper bag. (Oh, really?) I wondered if the if deeply disturbed character is named Shelly and, honestly, looks pretty much as disheveled and disturbed as Shelly DuVall does today, How one of the most uniquely gifted actors to grace modern cinema could disintegrate to such a level; friendless uncared for, and painfully unstable, only to wind up being exploited by the likes of Dr. Phil, is a true Hollywood scandal. I have to say, if the plight of Ms Duvall had anything to do with naming the character Shelly, - shame on you! . But it doesn't mean it's not an accomplished work by any means.
18 people found this helpful
Raymond MickeyReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsFun watch but its just not believable
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The film never explains itself. You have this cleaning lady but understanding the motivation behind what she does is not connecting for me in terms of her backstory. The cleaning lady also has a utility belt of chemicals from knockout stuff to hydrochloric acid but its just never explained how she got this stuff. She also kidnaps and imprisons people in her isolated in the woods house but we don't get any explanation as to why she does that too.

Its visually entertaining and the characters aren't that bad but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
13 people found this helpful
Ciara GrubbsReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsOriginal Take on a Familiar Plot
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This film was extremely unsettling from beginning to end, with a good mix of psychological dread + occasional jump scares. It's clear from the beginning that the characters here are complex and there's no clear good/evil dichotomy, which makes things interesting. There's also a decent amount of gore, but I didn't feel it was overdone. I definitely recommend this film to horror fans who prefer REAL life monsters to ghosts and haunted houses.
9 people found this helpful
CS Doc LewisReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsI'd Only Watch If It's free...and maybe not even then
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I only gave it a star for the actress playing the cleaning lady (she nailed creepy). There were several issues that ended with a very poor ending. Oddly, I'd say the ending is actually what would really happen in a story like this. There's usually NO happy-ending though I hated the ending because it wasn't what movie-watchers want with a story like this. Truthfully, I had to watch this over three days because it was sooooo boring. Thank goodness it was free. Please don't waste your money. I'm pretty sure that I gave away the ending so "spoiler"...sorry (even though I didn't specify why I hated it). I should've read the reviews but I don't like "spoiling" movies. I knew this would be boring but I didn't expect to have to divide it up into pieces. Waste of time but I had to give it a star to give it a review. The "exercise" portions of the movie were more interesting than the movie and why they were included is beyond me.
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