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 1 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$22.2 5 $280.5 A-
2. $15.7 4 $166.4 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$11.6 2 $32.2 C-
4. $10.5 3 $59.7 F
5.
As Above, So Below
Universal
$10.3 1 $10.3 C
6.
The November Man
Relativity
$10.2 1 $11.9 C
7. $8.0 2 $18.7 NA
8.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.9 3 $33.1 C-
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.3 4 $41.1 B
10.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$4.5 3 $34.2 B
* in millions