Dream House It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining , with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island… Dream House It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining , with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island… 2011-09-30 PG-13 Drama Mystery and Thriller Daniel Craig Naomi Watts Rachel Weisz Universal Pictures
Movie Review

Dream House (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Daniel Craig, Dream House | BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House
Image credit: George Kraychyk/Universal Pictures
BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz; Distributor: Universal Pictures

It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island, with its detective who learns nothing is what it seems — including him. But this suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess. First Daniel Craig plays a novelist with a wife (Rachel Weisz) and two daughters, then he's the dad's dark double, then the alter ego turns nice, and it just gets more sketchy and ''Huh?'' from there. C-

Originally posted Sep 30, 2011 Published in issue #1176-1177 Oct 14, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 21 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $32.5 1 $32.5 B-
2. $13.1 1 $13.1 B
3. $11.9 1 $11.9 C
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No Good Deed
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5.
Dolphin Tale 2
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$9.0 2 $27.1 C+
6.
Guardians of the Galaxy
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$5.2 8 $313.7 A-
7. $2.7 6 $77.2 F
8. $2.6 7 $185.0 C+
9.
The Drop
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$2.0 2 $7.7 B
10.
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$1.8 5 $47.7 C-
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