Dream House


Dream House

Critics Consensus

Dream House is punishingly slow, stuffy, and way too obvious to be scary.



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Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next. -- (C) Universal Pictures


Daniel Craig
as Will Atenton
Rachel Weisz
as Libby Atenton
Naomi Watts
as Ann Paterson
Marton Csokas
as Jack Patterson
Claire Geare
as Dee Dee
Rachel G. Fox
as Chloe Patterson
Jane Alexander
as Dr. Greeley
Brian Murray
as Dr. Medlin
Bernadette Quigley
as Heather Keeler
Mark Wilson
as Capt. Conklin
David Huband
as Officer Nelson
Jean Yoon
as New Editor
Jonathan Potts
as Tony Ferguson
Marlee Otto
as Young Author
Niguel Henry
as Author's Assistant/Guard 1
Bryon Mumford
as Author's Assistant/Guard 2
Joe Pingue
as Martin
Ryan Blakely
as Harkness Client
Karen Glave
as Harkness Receptionist
David Fox
as Building Inspector
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Audience Reviews for Dream House

  • Oct 28, 2015
    It was a good movie because it kept me guessing. That's what makes a good movie, movies that keep you guessing. Good acting in the movie too, even the little girls did a good job... I liked how they threw a plot twist into the movie early and that was good because it immediately got you thinking another way... Again, got you guessing.
    Jim P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2015
    Solid. Kind of confusing at times, but the story is really interesting, and the acting is good. Rachel Weisz does a particularly good job here.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2013
    The previews and commercials for Dream House led one to believe it was a horror film, it is not, not at all. I think that is where a lot of the disappointment is coming from. It is a pretty good thriller, once you get used to the fact that that is what you are watching. The storyline, basically that horrible things have happened and we the audience have to figure it out along with the main character, is not the tired thriller standard, or at least the details are different enough to not seem tired. It's actually intriguing and the answer to the mystery is not obvious miles out, even if the climax sort of is. The acting is really quite good too. People who like mystery thrillers should enjoy the film, fans of scary movies will mostly not like it. 3 Stars 5-9-13
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2013
    How did they get this cast to appear in this nonsensical piece of ridiculousness? Rachel Weisz is too good an actress to be doing stuff like this. At least she and Daniel Craig fell in love while making it and married soon after so they have happy memories of it, those will not be shared by the audience however.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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