Just because a movie experiences an arduous production or road to release doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a kiss of death. Just look at Mad Max: Fury Road: George Miller’s masterpiece wrapped filming in 2012 and didn’t hit theaters until 2015! The film was, quite obviously, shot in the middle of the desert. A-listers Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron infamously didn’t get along. And yet, when it was all said and done, Fury Road wound up being one of the greatest action films of all time.
The same, unfortunately, cannot be said about The Woman in the Window, the new Amy Adams-starring thriller on Netflix.
Originally scheduled to be released in October 2019 — essentially a lifetime ago — The Woman in the Window was delayed until the Spring of 2020 to undergo reshoots following poor test screenings. Obviously, once 2020, the film was further delayed and was eventually sold to Netflix.
While the rest cast is glitzy — in addition to Adams, The Woman in the Window also stars Academy Award winners Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman, in addition to Wyatt Russell — the appearances from Moore and Oldman are nothing more than glorified cameos.
As such, The Woman in the Window currently holds a 29% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Outlets like The Ringer are publishing pieces titled ‘The Woman in the Window Should Never Have Seen the Light of Day’. And Twitter… Twitter is doing what Twitter does best and is absolutely tearing the film to pieces.
Just finished The Woman in the Window and these Letterboxd reviews do it justice pic.twitter.com/4v5Iv6KH57
— abby (@_abbyev) May 16, 2021
I just finished The Woman In The Window and,,, pic.twitter.com/x9s90vBtzN
— Adelaide (@probsadelaide) May 14, 2021
everyone saying the woman in the window is bad and the rotten tomatoes rating is 29% actually terrified to press play pic.twitter.com/4nLZWqiz0u
— cuntbark (@gonedgirl) May 14, 2021
Woah now… The Woman in the Window is diabolically awful.
Amy Adams deserves better. We need to get this woman a god damn Oscar and some better roles.
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) May 15, 2021
The Woman in the Window came up on my netflix screen, and I was like "why does this sound familiar" and then. i remembered.
OH MY GOD THIS IS AN ADAPTATION OF THE BOOK BY THAT DUDE WHO LIED REPEATEDLY ABOUT HIS LIFE AND LEFT CUPS OF PEE IN HIS BOSS'S OFFICE
— Elizabeth May (@_ElizabethMay) May 15, 2021
The Woman In The Window is so bad…..just watch Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock instead! pic.twitter.com/MbhA6wqaSH
— ashley (@littlegnome16) May 14, 2021
you either die a girl on the train or you live long enough to see yourself become the woman in the window
— 🐛 Emma Stefansky 🐛 (@stefabsky) May 17, 2021
julianne moore after filming the woman in the window for one day pic.twitter.com/B9eaH5iX08
— tyde (@designsbytyde) May 15, 2021
In the first ten minutes of The Woman in the Window, Amy Adams says “I love lavender.”
— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) May 14, 2021
so i just watched the woman in the window and it was pretty… bad pic.twitter.com/0uevsKiB1o
— barbara (@fraserstan1) May 14, 2021
the more people tell me the woman in the window is awful the more i want to watch it pic.twitter.com/aMjM1JtxC5
— hannah strong (@thethirdhan) May 16, 2021
Excuse me, The Woman in the Window, have you met my friend, The Girl on the Train? You two should talk… about what it's like to waste such a good cast. Here's a thought: Maybe women should be directing these movies? Same goes for Lisbeth Salander movies. Not hard to understand. pic.twitter.com/bImlTBYs0S
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 13, 2021
me gargling a delivery pizza while watching The Woman in the Window starring the acclaimed actress Amy Adams pic.twitter.com/ybEtwFajDK
— britt hayes (@MissBrittHayes) May 15, 2021
*my *d*ms going from Vice, to Hillbilly Elegy, to Woman in the Window, to Dear Evan Hansen: pic.twitter.com/PBc5eTqjrM
— Braden (@bapoapst) May 14, 2021
I saw The Woman in the Window and here's the plot in Bart images. pic.twitter.com/yEpe3tQQwQ
— Rafael Canton (@RafelitoC7) May 16, 2021
Reminder that The Woman in the Window was plagiarised, and the author of the original book has never seen a penny from Dan Mallory's theft of her work.
— AK Faulkner 🏳️🌈 (@PoopRaven) May 14, 2021
I was super hungover on Saturday, so I took like 2ish hours to watch, and let me tell you — every single one of these tweets is accurate. The only The Woman in the Window can be enjoyed is by treating it as an “it’s so bad, it’s good” experience and laughing your way through it.