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This extreme slasher film from director Pang Ho-cheung stars Josie Ho as Cheng Lai-Sheung, a woman in Hong Kong whose goal is to live in a place where she has a view of Victoria harbor. She goes to desperate, often illegal, means to raise the funds required to live in such prime real estate, but no matter how hard she tries she can't ever seem to reach the ever-increasing funds needed. Then one day she realizes that her dream is worth killing for. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For all the film's bleak ironies, Lai-sheung's brutal asphyxiation of a pregnant woman, who aborts her child while dying, destroys any residual empathy."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"We're billboarding this bloodbath because it's stylish, jaw-droppingly funny and features a knockout performance by Ho, who brings to mind the young Deneuve of "Repulsion.""
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
"It is so grimly explicit that I couldn't watch at times but there's a nice twist in the tale."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"While its insistence of flitting between past and present begins to confuse, and the twist ending is trite rather than thoughtprovoking, Dream Home earns big points for its audacious slayings."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"An undeniably enjoyable, if at times emotionally unstable, film, which reminds us that however imbalanced the housing situation over here, it can always be a lot worse."
‑ Mark Pilkington, Electric Sheep
"A surprisingly high-end slasher exploit, but there's a big batch of interesting ideas tucked inside this flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Horror fans will be elated with what could be the bravest slasher effort of the last couple years."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Dream Home is both a entertainingly excessive slasher film and a surprisingly astute satire on the insanity of the property market..."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Pang's film may be heavy-fisted with the satire and foggily plotted, too, despite the lengthy flashbacks, but no one could doubt his commitment to the death rattle."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian [UK]
"What really grounds Pang's psycho social critique is producer-star Ho's central performance."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"The carnage is excruciating and sometimes funny, and the quiet rage of Ho's heroine is almost comprehensible. But the flashback format is clumsy and confusing, and the violence veers toward the misogynistic."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"20 minutes of creative over-the-top mayhem is not enough to overcome the everyday drama and overstuffed structure, particularly when the punchline to the whole scheme is low-rent Lex Luthor or high-rent Police Academy 6."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"A messy, bloated horror film with bonus ham-fisted social commentary."
‑ Simon Renshaw, Film4
"This nightmarish satire on the more cut-throat aspects of the Hong Kong property market manages to be both a thoughtful social commentary and gory slasher without any real awkwardness in tone."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Sharply directed and cleverly written, this is a suitably gory, frequently suspenseful and occasionally blackly funny horror movie that gains an extra kick from its uncomfortable topicality."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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