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  • Summary: When Ruby (Sobieski) and her younger brother Rhett's (Morgan) parents are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass (Lane, Skarsgård), become their guardians. Ruby and Rhett are promised a world of opulence and California fun -- all they have to do is move into the Glasses' gated house in picturesque Malibu. But in this taut psychological thriller, trust can be as transparent as The Glass House. (Columbia Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. It is surprising that no matter how much we know what will happen, we never stop watching.
  2. Something that gets your motor racing briefly, but which you've seen all too often.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    As the supporting cast gets winnowed away, though, we're left with a cat-and-mouse game between girl and murderous faux-dad that's simply boilerplate.
  4. 40
    The cast, including genre veteran Bruce Dern as a kindly lawyer, do their best with the material, but you can't make a crackling thriller out of soggy cliches.
  5. This is trash on a big budget, but trash nonetheless.
  6. 20
    It is truly one of the year's dumbest movies.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    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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