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Review: Dream House

THIS psychological thriller suffers from a nasty case of trailer-itis.

THIS psychological thriller suffers from a nasty case of trailer-itis.

The two-minute promo, which has been playing in cinemas for months, gives away the entire plot of this disappointing yarn.

Every twist is exposed so we know where it’s going far in advance and can spot the cheat to obscure the not-so-grand design. It’s infuriating.

The film creaks with familiarity, applying the same plot mechanics as Shutter Island, with similarly lacklustre results.

The inexpressiveness of leading man Daniel Craig does the film few favours.

His stricken hero is neither endearing nor sympathetic and we couldn’t care a jot if he unravels the mystery of the previous owners of his New England townhouse, who perished in grisly circumstances.

Dream House is, alas, more like a nightmare for everyone involved.

 

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