The Glass House (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Glass House (2001)



Critic Consensus: Due to obvious plot twists and foreshadowing, The Glass House fails to thrill. By the end, it degenerates into ludicrousness.

Movie Info

Follows four teenage girls striving to overcome drug addiction, abandonment and abuse by attending a rehabilitation center in Tehran.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sinister thematic elements, violence, drug content, and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Wesley Strick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 2, 2002
Box Office: $17.4M
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Leelee Sobieski
as Ruby Baker
Diane Lane
as Dr. Erin Madre-Glass
Stellan Skarsgard
as Terrence Glass
Trevor Morgan
as Rhett Clark Baker
Bruce Dern
as Mr. Alvin Begleiter
Kathy Baker
as Nancy Ryan
Rita Wilson
as Grace Heather Swenso...
Chris Noth
as Uncle Jack Swenson
Michael O'Keefe
as David Anthony Baker
Agnes Bruckner
as Zoe Sendock
Vyto Ruginis
as Whitey Soullevald
Gavin O'Connor
as Donald Whitworth
Carly Pope
as Tasha Bess
Rutanya Alda
as Vice Principal
Erick Avari
as Ted Ross
Mia Barrentine
as 5-Year-Old Ruby
John Billingsley
as Driving Instructor
Harry Johnson
as Minister
Kirk Kinder
as Sheriff
Maya McGlaughlin
as Receptionist
Maya McGlaughin
as Receptionist
Wayne Morse
as Psycho Killer
Michelle Nordin
as Teen Queen
Brent Sexton
as Mechanic
Paul Tuerpé
as Traffic Cop
Kim Webster
as Miss. Drake
Alice Hirson
as Mrs. Morgan
Drew Snyder
as Mr. Morgan
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Critic Reviews for The Glass House

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (26)

Wesley Strick, the screenwriter, is my hero. I admire anyone who's figured out how to do as little work as he does and still make a good living.

Full Review… | October 12, 2001
Top Critic

One look at Terry and Erin's home, and you can sense director Daniel Sackheim gearing up for a tsunami of hogwash.

Full Review… | September 24, 2001
Top Critic

Has so much potential and structure to become an excellent thriller yet it doesn't deliver.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

...the screenplay...doesn't contain an ounce of subtlety or even intelligence.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

All told, Ruby is responsible for more deaths than the villain. What a spunky little heroine.

Full Review… | June 12, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

the suspense genre has all but ceased to be suspenseful . . . it's business as usual, and the blades in the cookie cutter are getting dull.

Full Review… | March 19, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Glass House

An orphaned teen and her brother live with a sinister family friend after their parents die.
Aside from the sheer joy of watching Stellan Skarsgard be bad, there is nothing unique or new about this thriller, which is as predictable as it is lame. Leelee Sobieski is a boring heroine, and Diane Lane is woefully underused.
Overall, I have very little to say about this film because the film has very little to say.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Decent good movie but not a great one sorry. Basically same idea as other movies with different actors...

Trust can be as transparent as glass. When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, her and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, Ruby and Rhett are comfortable and happy. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys then he could possibly know what to do with! But, when Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left her and Rhett $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


what a dumbass stupid movie

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

The Glass House Quotes

Uncle Jack: Things are gonna get easier from here on out.
– Submitted by Lucas B (2 years ago)

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