Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What I respond to in the movie is its fundamental romantic impulse.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An enjoyably sudsy romance starring a moody Keanu Reeves, a broody Sandra Bullock, and the titular structure - a jewel box of glass and steel perched on stilts over Lake Michigan.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The measure of this kind of movie is its seductiveness, not its logic, nor the ways in which it exploits the supernatural angle, and The Lake House is seductive.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The time-warp romantic fantasy The Lake House is a puzzle that is maddeningly obtuse, emotionally overstretched, and virtually absent a sense of interior logic.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
How deeply silly is The Lake House? As silly as a movie about two letter-writing lovers separated by a wrinkle in time can be. How much sweet, dumb fun is it? More than you might want to admit.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A slow-moving, never-igniting tale of calendar-crossed lovers that grows less convincing as it proceeds.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The only real magic in The Lake House is that Kate and Alex have never heard of e-mail.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One of the more befuddling movies of recent years. The premise makes no sense, no matter how you turn it around in your head.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nothing stands up to scrutiny -- least of all the lethargic acting and the clumsy script. I was hot to trot for the exit halfway through, but a dogged sense of duty kept me stuck in an endless present.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I can't believe that even the most rabid chick-flick masochists wouldn't gag on it.
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52 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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