Dream Lover (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dream Lover (1994)




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Writer/director Nicholas Kazan's film noir about an architect who discovers that his wife is plotting to have him declared insane so she can claim his fortune.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nicholas Kazan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 26, 1999
PolyGram Video

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James Spader
as Ray Reardon
Mädchen Amick
as Lena Reardon
Kate Williamson
as Mrs. Sneeder
Tom Lillard
as Mr. Sneeder
Lucy Butler
as Ray's Secretary
Irwin Keyes
as Officer
Joseph Scorsiani
as Martha's Lawyer
Michael Chow
as Mr. Mura
Talya Ferro
as Cora's Sister
Sandra Kinder
as Beautician
Harriet C. Leider
as Carnival Woman
Peter Zapp
as Ticket Taker
Armando Pucci
as Bernardo
Gretchen Becker
as Celine Rogers
Harriet Leider
as Carnival Woman
Ava DuPree
as Check-Out Woman
Erick Avari
as Dr. Spatz
Michael Milhoan
as Ray's Lawyer
Cassie Cole
as Tina (age 6)
Timothy Johnston
as Bob (age 4)
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Critic Reviews for Dream Lover

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Eschewing his standard performance of smugness and distance, using intense, blank stares, Spader actually emotes with his lips too, suggesting that there's more going on than just a slimy scoundrel who we should pity because his livelihood is threatened.

Full Review… | July 15, 2012

Audience Reviews for Dream Lover

A strangely done movie,

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


This psychological thriller is rather coldly calculated, but slickly made and unpredictable - it will certainly hold your interest, through you may hate yourself in the morning.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


James Spader plays a very successful businessman who just got a divorce and is very lonely until he meets the beautiful Mädchen Amick. They marry and have children but soon he discovers that his seemingly perfect "Dream Lover" of a wife has many hidden secrets that she always seem to have a perfect explanation for.
DREAM LOVER has a tightly wound plot and the twists and turns really work taking the viewer along for the ride as well. Definitely worth a rent for anyone looking for a psychological Neo-Noir style mystery thriller.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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