Neil Jordan's laughably silly horror-thriller stars Annette Bening as a clairvoyant children's book illustrator forced to take the laws of nature into her own hands to stop a serial killer who has taken possession of her dreams.
Some interesting visuals, but the movie is as confusing as a dream.
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.
At heart In Dreams is just a campfire story, and a pretty loony one at that. But Neil Jordan has directed it furiously, with a lush, insinuating visual style that gets right under the skin.
This routine fright factory employs the usual horror movie tactics.
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.