Dream Home

2010

Dream Home

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76%

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Total Count: 21

60%

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This extreme slasher film from director Pang Ho-cheung stars Josie Ho as Cheng Lai-Sheung, a woman in Hong Kong whose goal is to live in a place where she has a view of Victoria harbor. She goes to desperate, often illegal, means to raise the funds required to live in such prime real estate, but no matter how hard she tries she can't ever seem to reach the ever-increasing funds needed. Then one day she realizes that her dream is worth killing for.

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Critic Reviews for Dream Home

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

  • Pang's film may be heavy-fisted with the satire and foggily plotted, too, despite the lengthy flashbacks, but no one could doubt his commitment to the death rattle.

    Nov 18, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • For all the film's bleak ironies, Lai-sheung's brutal asphyxiation of a pregnant woman, who aborts her child while dying, destroys any residual empathy.

    Nov 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
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  • Directing with real panache and great visual flair, and deftly handling his time-shifting plotline, Pang brings our sympathies and revulsion into confounding collision.

    Sep 5, 2010
  • Don't let cheesy puns or rhyming couplets put you off what is otherwise an altogether more sophisticated approach to a macabre topic, fusing political commentary with grisly scenes of graphic, uninhibited violence.

    Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A surprisingly high-end slasher exploit, but there's a big batch of interesting ideas tucked inside this flick.

    Sep 5, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The carnage is excruciating and sometimes funny, and the quiet rage of Ho's heroine is almost comprehensible. But the flashback format is clumsy and confusing, and the violence veers toward the misogynistic.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dream Home

  • Mar 10, 2013
    Extreme, graphically gruesome "true story" about a woman determined to buy a flat with a sea view in the outrageously expensive Hong Kong housing market. The movie's timeline jumps all over the place between 1991 and 2007 in an effort to help understand the woman behind the madness, but nothing can reconcile her relentless service of death. I couldn't understand why she was doing what she was doing until the final scenes, and that explanation actually makes a lot of sense - at least, it might to a crazy person! So her murder-with-a-purpose revelation influenced me to bump up a half-star to a recommendable rating. In truth, I am conflicted - the director knows how to make an audience squirm as the deaths in this movie are agonizingly slow and often feels exploitative. Proceed with caution, how you react to the opening scene should determine whether you continue as there are a dozen more of them to come.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2012
    An unusual yet effective approach on the current housing market's escalating prices and mortgages and surprisingly how things could be a lot worse than our current economic situation. All of this wrapped around a bloodbath of a horror film containing the most creative kills in years, a great performance by Josie Ho, and black comedy to boot. One of 2011's best.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2012
    It's sick, it's brutal it's what every slasher fan wants and more.
    August S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2011
    Surprisingly fresh and interesting. A slasher with subtext from Hong Kong is not just for pure entertainment but with satire elements and compelling script. The cruelty of Hong Kong's real estate scene is being presented with insanity in this slasher, the storytelling is not linear, and there are many twists included.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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