• 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
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
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
October 6, 2011

Abruptly shifts midway from half-hearted haunted-house chills to sub-Hitchcock mind games.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
September 30, 2011

This is one 'House' that should be pulled from the market as soon as possible. (Movie Review for Parents also available)

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
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013

So much is just so...obvious.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 23, 2011

The film eventually descends into such violin-fuelled melodrama that it becomes a convoluted alternative to Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
October 2, 2011

Was the screenplay, credited to David Loucka, this schizophrenic from the beginning? Or was some major tampering/reworking done at some point?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
Top Critic
September 30, 2011

The premise and the execution hold a lot of promise, but the film's climactic reveal will be incredibly obvious to anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention.

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
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
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 24, 2011

An utter waste of time and talent.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 3, 2011

The final wheeze of the J-horror-inspired domestic thrillers that ran rampant a few years back.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
September 30, 2011

Despite starting off as an intelligent, realistic treatment of the traditional haunted-house thriller, the movie gets progressively more ludicrous as it goes along.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 30, 2011

In the end, it feels like an honorable attempt that went wrong somewhere. There's nothing cynical or exploitative about Dream House but there's also nothing that makes it worth seeing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Village Voice
Top Critic
September 30, 2011

Sheridan's tale soon segues into an unevenly paced whodunit pockmarked with lame CG nightmare sequences and populated by hollow ciphers whose every word and action is less believable than the last.

Eric D. Snider
Film.com
Top Critic
September 30, 2011

There are probably some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that would explain why Dream House is such a ruined pile of nonsense.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 1, 2011

There are probably some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that would explain why Dream House is such a ruined pile of nonsense.

Full Review | Original Score: D-

Dark Horizons
October 11, 2011

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