Summary: This movie drew a lot of flak from the director and the actors (including Craig and Weisz, who essentially did zero promotion for the film) following a trailer that gives too much away and some questionable editing by Morgan Creek. It's been long enough that I forgot the trailer - and the twists work much better when you don't know what's coming, obviously. Still, something is missing here and makes this a passable, if not necessarily a memorable mystery/thriller.
Excerpt: I never saw the trailer, so I wasn't aware of the mid-point twist, and it did catch me a bit off guard. Too bad the final reveal is a bit rushed and, well, not exactly ludicrous but not very good. This is one of those rare movies that could have benefited from an extra 10 minutes of running time to flesh out the story. Again, far from one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Summary: Am I the only one that really liked this movie? Am I the only one that thought it was insanely clever, with a sick double-twist ending? Maybe not, but from the other reviews it seems like I'm one of the few! I agree with the other review - I watched this because I thought it was a horror movie, and it is much more of a psychological creepy awesome movie. But it's good, enough said. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are great, enough said.
Excerpt: A successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits his high paying job in New York City to relocate with his lovely wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and his two cute little girls to a beautiful house in the suburbs but as they settle into their new life, they discover a grisly murder took place in their perfect home 5 years ago and the entire town believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived.
Summary: a decent movie - if i was to describe it id say it was a cross between The others starring nicole kidman and sixth sence the bruce willis movie . and a few others. it was more spooky than scary , nice to see daniel craig in a unusual role. worth watching id say its one of those movies some will love some will think its rubbish.
Excerpt: I read alot of bad reviews about this movie. The trailer looked ok to me (even with the twist revealed). So I figures I'd give it a shot. I was surprised that I liked it. Sure it wasn't totally original, but how many of those do we actually get these days. I thought the acting was good andthe story wasn't as screwed up as some have said. It actually made sense to me. And I liked it. It could have been that I was going into it expecting something unwatchable.
Summary: A movie that tries to be a creepy psychological thriller, but in its attempt to be original tries way too hard and as a result, delivers an implausible plot and a story that doesn't make a lot of sense. There are a few creepy moments but the last 10 minutes just are too much to believe. The big twist happens halfway through but it's a twist you can see coming from a mile away, and the movie just can't deliver in the long run.
Summary: In New York, the successful editor Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits his job in the GPH Publishers to move to the suburb New Ashford and dedicate more time to his beloved wife Libby (Rachel Weisz) and his daughters Trish (Taylor Geare) and DeeDee (Claire Geare) and to start writing a novel. The family is frightened by a stranger watching them through the window and Will decides to investigate and finds teenagers in a satanic cult in his basement.
Summary: The previews and commercials for Dream House led one to believe it was a horror film, it is not, not at all. I think that is where a lot of the disappointment is coming from. It is a pretty good thriller, once you get used to the fact that that is what you are watching. The storyline, basically that horrible things have happened and we the audience have to figure it out along with the main character, is not the tired thriller standard, or at least the details are...