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 Nov 23 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1. $123.0 1 $123.0 B-
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$20.1 3 $135.7 B+
3.
Interstellar
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$15.1 3 $120.7 B-
4.
Dumb and Dumber To
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$13.8 2 $57.5 C-
5.
Gone Girl
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$2.8 8 $156.8 A
6.
Beyond the Lights
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$2.6 2 $10.1 B+
7.
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$2.4 7 $36.6 B
8.
Fury
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$1.9 6 $79.1 C+
9.
Birdman
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$1.9 6 $14.4 A-
10.
Nightcrawler
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$1.2 4 $27.2 B+
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