Was the screenplay, credited to David Loucka, this schizophrenic from the beginning? Or was some major tampering/reworking done at some point?
-James BerardinelliFull Review
This suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
While Will and Libby struggle to adjust their thinking caps, the viewer already knows, thanks to the tell-all trailer, the reason for much of the confusion.
-Peter HowellFull Review
This crackpot thriller from the usually competent Jim Sheridan leaves only one mystery unsolved: what on earth was he thinking?
-Jeannette CatsoulisFull Review
Daniel Craig does everything to dispel comparisons to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining with a finely tuned performance, but the film flattens as it tries to explain his character's psychological state.
-Robert KoehlerFull Review
Sheridan's pacing is turgid and mournful, which lends the story -- sort of like The Shining crossed with Gothika during a sleepover stop at The Amityville Horror -- an air of ponderousness.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
Sheridan can't ever quite get hold of the tone and falls back on a default dreaminess (the little girls play a shaky rendition of Beethoven's "Fur Elise" more than once) that never quite convinces.
-Mark OlsenFull Review
Despite the talent involved, this is more a snooze than a dream.
-David RooneyFull Review
There are probably some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that would explain why Dream House is such a ruined pile of nonsense.
-Eric D. SniderFull Review
The only thing it haunts you with is: What the heck happened to Jim Sheridan?
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Sheridan's tale soon segues into an unevenly paced whodunit pockmarked with lame CG nightmare sequences and populated by hollow ciphers whose every word and action is less believable than the last.
-Nick SchagerFull Review
Dream House has been sold as a ghost movie but in reality, it is a psychological thriller mystery with a really bad ending.
-Sean KernanFull Review
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.
-Steve NewtonFull Review
At least Weisz and Craig wound up married after this mess.
-Roger MooreFull Review
"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.
-Jeff BeckFull Review
Dream House is clearly something of a wreck, yet watching the film provides glimpses of the better film the project might have been.
-Jason BestFull Review
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.
-R. L. ShafferFull Review
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.
-Shaun MunroFull Review
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.
-Linda CookFull Review
This is one property you'd do well to stay away from.
-James WhiteFull Review
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.
-David AldridgeFull Review
Disappears up its own fundamental implausibility.
-Philip FrenchFull Review
The fragile hope that we might have a grown-up horror movie on our hands is smashed to smithereens.
This is a workmanlike movie that is never quite scary enough, and never quite ingenious enough, though the four leads do an honest enough job.
-Peter BradshawFull Review
An intriguing twist livens things up midday way but the mood is almost oppressively melancholy and the plot doesn't stack up.
-Henry FitzherbertFull Review
Crowbarred into the standard haunted house chills is a supposed twist that feels like Shutter Island written for drunk people.
-David EdwardsFull Review
A disappointing psychological thriller that's had all its noteworthy twists completely ruined by its trailer.
-Matthew TurnerFull Review