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The Glass House Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 30, 2001
| Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
October 12, 2001
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.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
September 24, 2001
One look at Terry and Erin's home, and you can sense director Daniel Sackheim gearing up for a tsunami of hogwash.
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
September 20, 2001
We're left with a cat-and-mouse game between girl and murderous faux-dad that's simply boilerplate.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 20, 2001
The film has two consistent attributes: stupidity and predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
September 17, 2001
Just another thriller that feels mass-produced.
| Original Score: 0/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 17, 2001
A thriller that does not mean to be comical but that inspires more howls of laughter than shivers of dread.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 14, 2001
There's nothing in genredom quite so unhinged as the badly made psycho-thriller, and long before it's over, The Glass House collapses from wretched design and execution.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 14, 2001
The sort of thriller in which you can immediately tell, at any character's appearance, whether he'll live to see the final credits.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2001
Hollywood delivers new junk every week, but this is junk with a vindictive, sadistic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
September 14, 2001
Unfolds as a quasigeneric chiller that degenerates into hokum.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2001
Just about everything a psychological thriller might want except a credible character, a believable motive and a scintilla of thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 14, 2001
The events unfold as a series of ominous portents, real and false alarms, and music stingers on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 13, 2001
The film coolly builds from a chilling opening to a sharp, smart finale with efficiency, technical precision and a minimum of fuss.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
September 13, 2001
Like Ruby, The Glass House is in conflict with itself. It's confused about what kind of film it wants to be.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2001
There's no tippy-toeing in The Glass House, but you will still find yourself holding your breath.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2001
So laughably awful that it begs to have stones thrown at it; it's a wonder it got made at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
September 13, 2001
A stinky wedge of domestic thriller cheese.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
September 13, 2001
A workmanlike thriller that works.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 13, 2001
Sackheim ... pulls off a surprisingly scary film.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 13, 2001
Like a recurring nightmare, The Glass House is something that gets your motor racing briefly, but which you've seen all too often.
| Original Score: 2.5/4