The Lake House Synopsis
A doctor (Sandra Bullock) and a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves) fall in love across time itself.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What I respond to in the movie is its fundamental romantic impulse.
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75

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...
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75

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...
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63

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...
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63

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...
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50

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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42

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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38

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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30

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,...
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25

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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ROMANTIC FANTASY (SCI-FI?). TEAR-JERKER.

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I am glad I finally caught up with this movie on DVD. And I am glad I did not see it in the theater. It would have been embarrassing.... because, if you are really into this movie as I did - even...

Awesome

By panther96
A awesome movie!!...

Five Word Review

By Ani91
Wonderful Romantic Movie Great Actors...

The Fire Between Them!

By susan_author1
Okay, I saw this one more than once as it is a beautiful love story between two strangers who live worlds apart in time; and yet they come together with an undying passionate love! Every time...

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Rated PG | For some language and a disturbing image
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Corny romance will bore kids.
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