Dream House
Dream House (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dream House is punishingly slow, stuffy, and way too obvious to be scary.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A well-acted but ramshackle mess.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess.

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Will Leitch

This is a sunken wreck from the get-go, and everyone involved knows it and just tries to get away.

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James Berardinelli

Was the screenplay, credited to David Loucka, this schizophrenic from the beginning? Or was some major tampering/reworking done at some point?

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered

Dream House has been sold as a ghost movie but in reality, it is a psychological thriller mystery with a really bad ending.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

The film's ambitions are woefully small and familiar.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This crackpot thriller from the usually competent Jim Sheridan leaves only one mystery unsolved: what on earth was he thinking?

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
It's really surprising that this film hasn't been paid more attention. Not positive attention, mind you, but the kind of attention that truly bad… More
Bruce Bruce
The previews and commercials for Dream House led one to believe it was a horror film, it is not, not at all. I think that is where a lot of the disappointment… More
Nikhil Nandu
This was an entertaining movie but to my dismay the main plot twist was given away by the trailer! I would've loved this movie if the twist and the thrill… More
Film Crazy
Fantastic cast but a unsuspenseful thriller. Intriguing to a point but flops when it truly matters!
jay nixon
How did they get this cast to appear in this nonsensical piece of ridiculousness? Rachel Weisz is too good an actress to be doing stuff like this. At least she… More
Sophie Burgess
It tries far too hard to be something it never could be. There are some good thriller moments but you never really get the pay off. It's too obvious… More