Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dream House - DVD Review

Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Elias Koteas and Marton Csokas.  Directed by Jim Sheridan.


Yeesh, what a mess.

This movie rolls through several haunted-house cliches, with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz as a mom and dad who move into a house where the previous occupant murdered his family. And just when it feels like it's getting too bogged down in contrived jump-scares, it throws in a twist at the 45-minute mark that a few movies have used as their final reveal.

So after that game-changer, it becomes more mournful and ponderous. It's as if the makers realized they only had 45 minutes, so they stall for another 40 minutes before the credits mercifully arrive.

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