Dream House

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 155 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 155
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  1. Oct 9, 2011
    3
    This movie was interesting, but very predictable. This is not Daniel Craigs type of movies. He just didn't seem right for this film. There were a couple of entertaining moments, but this movie overall was kinda dumb. Very weak story, easily noticeable how the studio just threw this movie together. Entertaining at times, very predictable ending, but overall weak and boring, don't waste yourThis movie was interesting, but very predictable. This is not Daniel Craigs type of movies. He just didn't seem right for this film. There were a couple of entertaining moments, but this movie overall was kinda dumb. Very weak story, easily noticeable how the studio just threw this movie together. Entertaining at times, very predictable ending, but overall weak and boring, don't waste your money or time, its not worth it. 3/10 Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm sad to say that this was not a very good movie. The story line was good until the turn of events about half-way through the movie. The "twist" was not something that actually made sense (if you took into account the fact that no one at the institution recognized him), but it's something you had to accept. I found that I was often confused with how they chose to tie everything together - that is, with the beginning still being an important part of the story. Wait to rent. Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2011
    2
    This movie sucks! I was expecting for something really scary, but is just ta story for baby sleep.
    The best part of the movie is in the middle, and then nothing is exciting. The story is a sh!*, its not well explained and is a complete mess.
    The worse movie i see in years.
  4. Feb 4, 2012
    0
    Not much in the way of redeeming qualities, Dream House is full of obvious plot twists, predictable dialogue, and miscast actors. I expected so much more
Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Oct 5, 2011
    20
    Dream House is neither haunting (as the marketing appears to promise) nor all that original. But it does, thank goodness for small favors, have Elias Koteas.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Oct 3, 2011
    40
    The director is going through the motions, and he doesn't display the cinematic skill, at least in the release version, to bring off an exercise in either Hitchcockian or Shyamalanian suspense.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Oct 2, 2011
    40
    Impressive as the combination may seem on paper, having Sheridan direct this sort of genre fare reps a clear miscasting of helmer and subject, as he displays no particular feel for the material and is unable to overcome the story's generic approach, lack of striking psychological ideas, and literal-minded denouement.