Dream House
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Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A well-acted but ramshackle mess."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"This suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"This is a sunken wreck from the get-go, and everyone involved knows it and just tries to get away."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"So much is just so...obvious."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Dream House is clearly something of a wreck, yet watching the film provides glimpses of the better film the project might have been."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Was the screenplay, credited to David Loucka, this schizophrenic from the beginning? Or was some major tampering/reworking done at some point?"
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"While Will and Libby struggle to adjust their thinking caps, the viewer already knows, thanks to the tell-all trailer, the reason for much of the confusion."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Dream House has been sold as a ghost movie but in reality, it is a psychological thriller mystery with a really bad ending."
‑ Sean Kernan, We Got This Covered
"At least Weisz and Craig wound up married after this mess."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Dream House is not the film it was advertised as, but beyond the wonky finale, reshoots, and strange editing there is an interesting tale to be told here."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The film's ambitions are woefully small and familiar."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"This crackpot thriller from the usually competent Jim Sheridan leaves only one mystery unsolved: what on earth was he thinking?"
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The only real mystery is why some A-list actors and a director of Jim Sheridan's calibre would even ponder working on such an uncalled-for project in the first place."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
""Dream House" is a mess of a film. This is not only because its writing is amateurish, but also because the film itself seemed like it was someone's first attempt at putting a film together."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"It's little surprise that Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz disowned this turgid, woefully inept thriller which idiotically gave away its big reveal in the trailer."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
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