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

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: September 30, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

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.

Full review…
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess.

Full review…
Scott Weinberg

The final wheeze of the J-horror-inspired domestic thrillers that ran rampant a few years back.

Full review…
James Berardinelli

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

Full review…
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.

Will Leitch

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

Full review…
Tasha Robinson
AV Club

The film's ambitions are woefully small and familiar.

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?

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.

Full review…
More reviews for Dream House

Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This mess of a film has a few interesting elements but the stupid plot wants so badly to be convoluted that it forgets to be coherent or even plausible. And… More
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
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!