• PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Directed By:    Jim Sheridan
  • In Theaters:    Sep 30, 2011 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jan 31, 2012
  • Universal Pictures

Dream House Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013

This is a sunken wreck from the get-go, and everyone involved knows it and just tries to get away.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013

Dream House has been sold as a ghost movie but in reality, it is a psychological thriller mystery with a really bad ending.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013

The only real mystery is why some A-list actors and a director of Jim Sheridan's calibre would even ponder working on such an uncalled-for project in the first place.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013

So much is just so...obvious.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
January 6, 2013

At least Weisz and Craig wound up married after this mess.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 19, 2012

"Dream House" is a mess of a film. This is not only because its writing is amateurish, but also because the film itself seemed like it was someone's first attempt at putting a film together.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 20, 2012

Dream House is clearly something of a wreck, yet watching the film provides glimpses of the better film the project might have been.

R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
February 12, 2012

Dream House is not the film it was advertised as, but beyond the wonky finale, reshoots, and strange editing there is an interesting tale to be told here.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Shaun Munro
What Culture
December 31, 2011

It's little surprise that Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz disowned this turgid, woefully inept thriller which idiotically gave away its big reveal in the trailer.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011

This is the kind of thing that happens when there is a squabble about who controls a movie. Director Jim Sheridan bickered with studio over how scenes in this thriller should be shot, and scenes were redone after test audiences reacted negatively.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James White
SFX Magazine
December 1, 2011

This is one property you'd do well to stay away from.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
November 27, 2011

It's daft and nonsensical. But it's that silliness and the sheer calibre of cast that ensure this has a certain car-crash watchability about it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
November 27, 2011

Disappears up its own fundamental implausibility.


This is London
November 25, 2011

The fragile hope that we might have a grown-up horror movie on our hands is smashed to smithereens.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 25, 2011

This is a workmanlike movie that is never quite scary enough, and never quite ingenious enough, though the four leads do an honest enough job.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 25, 2011

An intriguing twist livens things up midday way but the mood is almost oppressively melancholy and the plot doesn't stack up.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Liverpool Echo
November 25, 2011

Weisz and Watts are badly served by two dimensional roles and Koteas's part in the big picture is laughably obvious.

David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 25, 2011

Crowbarred into the standard haunted house chills is a supposed twist that feels like Shutter Island written for drunk people.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 25, 2011

A disappointing psychological thriller that's had all its noteworthy twists completely ruined by its trailer.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 24, 2011

An utter waste of time and talent.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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