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Dream House Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 8, 2011
Misdirection might be a good word to describe this psychological thriller whose twist will either delight or annoy audiences. Give it credit for the surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 6, 2011
Dream House offers poignant look at madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 2, 2011
Clearly it's one of those movies being dumped in September, but thanks to the cast, I was never bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephanie Zacharek
September 30, 2011
Director Jim Sheridan and his actors make you believe in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 30, 2011
Without Jim Sheridan's empathetic touch, Dream House would have likely been a total waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
The final wheeze of the J-horror-inspired domestic thrillers that ran rampant a few years back.
Will Leitch
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
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
The only real mystery is why some A-list actors and a director of Jim Sheridan's calibre would even ponder working on such an uncalled-for project in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
So much is just so...obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 6, 2013
At least Weisz and Craig wound up married after this mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 20, 2012
Dream House is clearly something of a wreck, yet watching the film provides glimpses of the better film the project might have been.
R. L. Shaffer
February 12, 2012
Dream House is not the film it was advertised as, but beyond the wonky finale, reshoots, and strange editing there is an interesting tale to be told here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
This is the kind of thing that happens when there is a squabble about who controls a movie. Director Jim Sheridan bickered with studio over how scenes in this thriller should be shot, and scenes were redone after test audiences reacted negatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James White
SFX Magazine
December 1, 2011
This is one property you'd do well to stay away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 27, 2011
Disappears up its own fundamental implausibility.

London Evening Standard
November 25, 2011
The fragile hope that we might have a grown-up horror movie on our hands is smashed to smithereens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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