The Glass House
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This teen psychological thriller marks the feature film debut of respected television producer and director Daniel Sackheim. Leelee Sobieski stars as Ruby Baker, a high school student who is devastated when her parents Grace and Dave (Rita Wilson and Michael O'Keefe) are killed in a tragic car accident. With her younger brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan), Ruby is sent to live with the legal guardians chosen by her parents, their best friends Terry (Stellan Skarsgård) and Erin Glass (Diane Lane). The Glasses live in an opulent Malibu mansion where Ruby and Rhett are promised all of the finest… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"Wesley Strick, the screenwriter, is my hero. I admire anyone who's figured out how to do as little work as he does and still make a good living."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"The film has two consistent attributes: stupidity and predictability."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"All told, Ruby is responsible for more deaths than the villain. What a spunky little heroine."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Creepy psychothriller features great performances, twisty plot and superbly crafted moments of tension."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"The Glass House es una cinta de suspenso que conjunta un buen elenco, pero por desgracia el guión cae en lo ilógico en varias ocasiones."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"One look at Terry and Erin's home, and you can sense director Daniel Sackheim gearing up for a tsunami of hogwash."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"Has so much potential and structure to become an excellent thriller yet it doesn't deliver."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"the suspense genre has all but ceased to be suspenseful . . . it's business as usual, and the blades in the cookie cutter are getting dull."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"It takes its place in the fiery depths of movie hell, where even there it seems too stupid to fit in."
‑ Josh Gilchrist, Billings Outpost (Montana)
"Starts with unfulfilled promise, builds towards a laughable tedium, and ultimately shoots itself in the foot with its repulsive conclusion."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"We're left with a cat-and-mouse game between girl and murderous faux-dad that's simply boilerplate."
‑ Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly
"...the screenplay...doesn't contain an ounce of subtlety or even intelligence."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"With debut director Sackheim struggling to infuse the pedestrian plot with any sense of vigour, 'The Glass House' is rendered less memorable with every passing minute."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"begins as a fairly intriguing study of alienation, only to end up as a far-fetched "let's get outta here!" thriller. ... Ruby proves to be so adept at last-minute disappearances, you'd think her grandfather was Houdini."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Hamlet, and some good acting, keep the film from being a stinker, but it never rises above mediocrity."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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