In Dreams
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Claire Cooper (Annette Bening), has been having psychic visions all of her life, though she's never been clear of what they mean. Now an adult, she lives an idyllic, small-town life in a Massachusetts farmhouse with her airline-pilot husband Paul (Aidan Quinn) and her young daughter Rebecca (Katie Sagona), while Claire illustrates children's books. A psychopath (Robert Downey Jr.) has been kidnapping young girls in their area, and one is currently missing. Claire has a recurring dream about the killer walking with a girl through an apple orchard. Paul tells police detective Jack Kay… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ambitious but ultimately incoherent and frustrating tale that may be too cerebral for the horror genre crowds and too literal-minded for the genre's more intelligent viewers; lush visual style compensates only up to a point."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"In Dreams harshly blends dreams with reality in a way that's both distorting and gratifying, but witnessing Claire's downward spiral is unintentionally humorous while the film completely loses focus and slowly inflates into illogical territory."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"Someday, Annette Bening is going to star in a movie that's as interesting and powerful as she can be as an actress."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"A scary psychological thriller with a powerful finale."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Bening and Downey, perhaps forgetting they're in one of those new-fangled 'talkies,' recklessly indulge in the kinds of outrageous facial expressions not seen onscreen since the last chapter of 'The Perils of Pauline' unspooled."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The silliest thriller in many a moon!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"In dreams, this film would be a chilling exercise in psychological horror; in reality, it's a fascinating folly."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Pretty much falls into the bin with the many other serial killer movies made recently."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"So viscerally stimulating, interesting, & well-performed on the part of Annette Bening, & then it still fell right out of my head."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The whole thing unwinds with the kind of maddening, inscrutable logic that would only make sense in a nightmare."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A memorably creepy and lyrical shocker full of spine-chilling scenes and moments!"
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Jordan drops his common sense so consistently here that much of In Dreams is fascinating."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Overall, a mediocre film with a few adequately chilling moments."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Salient images fly free, thanks to Jordan's acute visual sense."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Trying to do too much too soon!"
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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