Dream House Synopsis
A family unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed...only to find themselves the killer's next target.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's painful to watch a movie like Dream House - well-acted, beautifully shot and directed with extraordinary care and attention to craft -...
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Slant Magazine

A modest genre entry, Dream House also benefits from the fact that any movie with good enough sense to cast Elias Koteas is automatically...
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By James Berardinelli
70 minutes into the 90-minute process, I was engaged. Then it all collapsed.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Despite the A-list talent involved, this haunted house tale is a thrill-deprived, inert misfire.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dream House is the full magilla, with imaginary images, sanity questions, peek-a-boo startles and the usual are-they-real-or-not?...
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Los Angeles Times

With its telegraphed twists and clunky pacing, the film would be unbearable were it not for the fine trio of Craig, Weisz and Naomi Watts,...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
So much is just so…obvious.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Dream House is neither haunting (as the marketing appears to promise) nor all that original. But it does, thank goodness for small favors,...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
The real problem is, when the film blindsides us with a mystery we didn't know existed, we're already too busy not caring about mystery we...
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By barncia
Which you get pass the fact that the movie isnt scary. Its good. I just went in thinking it was something it wasnt....

I'd say go

By dannypants
I went to this movie with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Admittedly, if I went with high expectations maybe I'd feel less favorably about the movie. At any rate, it was not as...

Dream House Not Great

By JustLuvMovies
Not Great Not Scary Kind of a Shutter Island/Others/Sixth sense elements to it Slow, ok movie, go see if you want to pass the time. Totally Unoriginal....

My Dream was better

By agentry01
I went into this movie thinking that it was going to be scary, but it was more suspensful than scary. The story line had a familiarity to another film I saw a few years ago w/ Nicole Kiddman. It's an...

best mystery/thriller in the past few months

By duanefox
I was pleasantly surprised that this movie actually live up to most expectations. It wasn't the best movie ever, but I think it's one that I will remember enjoying when the year is over. I would...

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By yayah37
Thought it would be a lot better! Wasnt scary at all...

Not a horror movie...but a great plot with some suspense.

By earthelements5
My 13 years old wanted to watch a horror movie, and he thought that would be the one. Ended up that wasn't really the horror movie he expected, instead it was a bit of a suspense movie with a very...

So great

By sircbr
I love it it's not a horror movie but it's just a very good suspense movie....

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By allenlinda301
I thought it was very good! It was very suspensful and kept me wondering exactly what was really happening. I would recommend that you should see it. It had a good story to it. The acting was...

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By movie-pro
It was much better than I had expected according to some of the reviews. It is a cross between Shutter Island & The Others. Great acting and set design. Very little strong language and no sexual...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language
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Common Sense Media says Muddled, weird thriller has disturbing violence.
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