An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.


Joe Wright


Tracy Letts (screenplay by), A.J. Finn (based upon the novel by)
46 ( 19)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Adams ... Anna Fox
Fred Hechinger ... Ethan Russell
Gary Oldman ... Alistair Russell
Julianne Moore ... Jane Russell 1 (Katie)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Jane Russell 2
Wyatt Russell ... David
Brian Tyree Henry ... Detective Little
Jeanine Serralles ... Detective Norelli
Anthony Mackie ... Ed
Mariah Bozeman ... Olivia
Daymien Valentino ... Mover
Anna Cameron ... Alex (voice)
Myers Bartlett Myers Bartlett ... 911 Dispatcher (voice)
Haven Paschall ... Shelly (voice) (as Haven Burton)
Ben Davis ... Steve (voice)


Living in denial, the depressed, pill-popping child psychologist, Anna Fox, has holed herself up in her eerily vacant, ill-lit Manhattan brownstone apartment for the past ten long months, separated from her husband and their eight-year-old daughter. While unsuccessfully grappling with agoraphobia and intense panic attacks, suddenly, the Russells move in across the street, and brimming with curiosity, Anna decides to distract attention away from her problems by peeking into the lives of the unsuspecting new tenants. Then, one night, tensions flare, a deadly kitchen knife gleams in the dim light, and before long, someone ends up dead. Has troubled Anna, indeed, witnessed a gruesome scene of blood-stained domestic violence or is her wine-addled mind playing cruel tricks on her? Written by Nick Riganas

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Anthony Mackie and Wyatt Russell appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). This is the second time they have worked together. See more »


After she comes around in the car accident with the car on its roof, where the family have all been hanging upside down in their seat belts for a while, the blood from their head injuries is seen as having run down their faces, whereas in reality it would have run into their hair. See more »


Anna Fox: You don't think it's paranoid if I wanna change the locks. Do you?
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Kercy's Blues
Written and Performed by Fred Kercy
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21st Century Rear Window fails.
14 May 2021 | by jpcdeeSee all my reviews

This desperately wants to be like Rear Window. But despite the fantastic cast of Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Anthony Mackie, the script just seems clunky and slow. Hitchcockian, this isn't. If anything, it makes you want to see Rear Window instead.

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Release Date:

14 May 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman in the Window See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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