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The Glass House

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Daniel Sackheim

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Plot Summary

This teen psychological thriller marks the feature film debut of respected television producer and director Daniel Sackheim. Leelee Sobieski stars as Ruby Baker, a high school student who is devastated when her parents Grace and Dave (Rita Wilson and Michael O'Keefe) are killed in a tragic car accident. With her younger brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan), Ruby is sent to live with the legal guardians chosen by her parents, their best friends Terry (Stellan Skarsgård) and Erin Glass (Diane Lane). The Glasses live in an opulent Malibu mansion where Ruby and Rhett are promised all of the finest luxuries money can buy and a lavish new rich-kid lifestyle. Before long, however, Ruby begins to suspect that her new caretakers are not what they appear on the surface and that the couple's financial woes may force them to harm her or Rhett in order to cash in on their sizable life insurance policies. The Glass House was written by Wesley Strick, screenwriter of Cape Fear (1991), Wolf (1994), and The Saint (1997).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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21%
  • Reviews Counted: 85
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 67
  • Average Rating: 4.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A thriller that does not mean to be comical but that inspires more howls of laughter than shivers of dread. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: We're left with a cat-and-mouse game between girl and murderous faux-dad that's simply boilerplate. – Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: There's nothing in genredom quite so unhinged as the badly made psycho-thriller, and long before it's over, The Glass House collapses from wretched design and execution. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Wesley Strick, the screenwriter, is my hero. I admire anyone who's figured out how to do as little work as he does and still make a good living. – Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

love it.

youre on the edge of your seat every minute of it. it twists and turns and keeps you thinking. i promise youll like it.

It's okay

Nothing incredibly original. But it does give you the deserved chills.

The best!

I love this, I always watch it, over and over again. It's unpredictable even after watching it 10 times. It gives you the chills and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

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  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2002

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