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The Lake House Reviews

Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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I can't believe that even the most rabid chick-flick masochists wouldn't gag on it.

| Original Score: 1/4

November 24, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I have always felt that both Ms. Bullock's patented expressions of anguish and Mr. Reeves' stoical minimalism have been somewhat underrated.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 28, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 24, 2006
Anna Smith
Time Out
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The Lake House demands a serious suspension of disbelief, but if you accept it as a romantic bit of nonsense, it has its pleasures.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Bullock's decision to play Kate as a morose kill-joy is particularly inexplicable. She's getting letters from some hot architect through a hole in the time-space continuum, and yet her expression remains impassive, her voice flat, her outlook maudlin.

| Original Score: 1/4

June 24, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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I was hot to trot for the exit halfway through, but a dogged sense of duty kept me stuck in an endless present.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 19, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Those wishing to suppress real-life traumas may submit to the deliriously stupid romantic time-travel drama The Lake House -- I did and had a jolly time.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

June 19, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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I couldn't spoil the plot if I wanted to, since I have no idea how it all ties together.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 16, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A pretty soap bubble of a movie. It's lovely to look at and calming to watch, but don't try to touch it - it just might pop and vanish, right there in your hand.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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There's only one answer to this epistolary screen romance: Return to Sender.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a delicate, hyper-romantic atmosphere, pensive and steeped in longing, that covers over the story's inconsistencies -- or at least offers enough distraction to make us not care.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It doesn't quite work, but it fails with warmth.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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A bit too moody and metaphysical for its own good.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The sort of dopey movie best appreciated while wearing pajamas.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

June 16, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The time-warp romantic fantasy The Lake House is a puzzle that is maddeningly obtuse, emotionally overstretched and virtually absent a sense of interior logic.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 16, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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It may have a nice view, but this is one house with a decidedly shoddy foundation.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 16, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The film moves toward a spooky coincidence that canny viewers will predict in the first act. I wish I hadn't; it killed all the film's suspense and much of its dewy seduction.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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We also know the last time Keanu and Sandra shared the screen together. That was yesterday and Speed. This is today and Snail. I'm not betting on a tomorrow.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The Lake House may float your boat if you're starved for romance, but really, love deserves better.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

June 16, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The list of inconsistencies is far too long and laborious to recount.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The Lake House swamps its heart-aimed ambitions with too many head- scratching moments.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Enough of the plot and its paradoxes. What I respond to in the movie is its fundamental romantic impulse. It makes us hope these two people will somehow meet.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 16, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Engaging.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 16, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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As soon as Kate lets drop that her favorite author is Jane Austen and the Nick Drake songs kick in on the soundtrack, you know this movie won't be taking any prisoners. Don't fight it with logic, because you'll lose.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 16, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The Lake House is one of the more befuddling movies of recent years. The premise makes no sense, no matter how you turn it around in your head.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 15, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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The joy lies in getting there, with lush visual direction by Alejandro Agresti and appealing performances by Ms. Bullock and her old Speed co-star Keanu Reeves.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

June 15, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Instead of paying attention to the love story, you'll be staring at the capacious holes in the plot. While the premise might seem hard to understand, it's really not. It's just hard to swallow.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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A chronological brain-teaser confounding enough to keep you busy trying to figure out whether those holes are in the story or in your logic.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 15, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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There is still chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, but a heavy dose of Hollywood metaphysics keeps them apart for most of this wondrously illogical time-travel romance.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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There is a germ of a good idea in the notion that an imaginary suitor can be more powerful than a real one. But director Alejandro Agresti isn't the man to pull it off.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

June 15, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Even with a low-wattage pair like Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the concept is too touching to deny.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

June 15, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The Lake House has the sensibility of something conceived by Stephen King after an overdose of chocolate-covered cherries and valentine cards.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 15, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's refreshing to see the much-maligned Reeves show many colors in his acting palette. And the subdued Bullock is an excellent complement, the puzzle piece that squares off his jigsaw personality.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Let's do the Time Warp again.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Somehow, one thinks, your tear ducts will come away from this without incident.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Remember what a fun couple Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves were in Speed? Well, forget that.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 15, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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This is a project whose elements, from concept to script to casting, refuse to follow the usual formulas, which is good, yet they never quite cohere.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Even if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, the film still has some problems.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

June 15, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Kleenex won't be necessary for watching the wannabe weepy The Lake House, but some sort of pain reliever is essential - because trying to determine whether this time-travel romance functions logically will seriously make your head hurt.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 15, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The pieces of the puzzle don't fit together to form a coherent or satisfying narrative, and all you're left with is a big, dumb 'Huh?'

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 14, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The only real magic in The Lake House is that Kate and Alex have never heard of e-mail.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

June 14, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Even for those who buy into the basic ideas, there are credibility gaps that The Lake House cannot surmount. And for those who attempt to apply logic to this movie, everything will come crashing down like a poorly balanced house of cards.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2006
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Watching it is like being force-fed cotton candy laced with Xanax (or vice versa).

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 13, 2006
Roger Ebert
Ebert & Roeper
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It's sweet, and it works.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 12, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is one of my favorite movies so far this year.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 12, 2006
Robert Koehler
Variety
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[The Lake House is] for profundity through multiple story levels that aren't fully realized.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 12, 2006
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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More a valentine to Chicago's architecture than the aching love story it purports to be, The Lake House is a slow-moving, never-igniting tale of calendar-crossed lovers that grows less convincing as it proceeds.

June 12, 2006
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