The Glass House

2001

The Glass House

Critics Consensus

Due to obvious plot twists and foreshadowing, The Glass House fails to thrill. By the end, it degenerates into ludicrousness.

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Movie Info

Follows four teenage girls striving to overcome drug addiction, abandonment and abuse by attending a rehabilitation center in Tehran.

Cast

Leelee Sobieski
as Ruby Baker
Diane Lane
as Dr. Erin Madre-Glass
Stellan Skarsgard
as Terrence Glass
Trevor Morgan
as Rhett Clark Baker
Bruce Dern
as Mr. Alvin Begleiter
Kathy Baker
as Nancy Ryan
Rita Wilson
as Grace Heather Swenson-Baker
Chris Noth
as Uncle Jack Swenson
Michael O'Keefe
as David Anthony Baker
Agnes Bruckner
as Zoe Sendock
Vyto Ruginis
as Whitey Soullevald
Gavin O'Connor
as Donald Whitworth
Carly Pope
as Tasha Bess
Rutanya Alda
as Vice Principal
Erick Avari
as Ted Ross
Mia Barrentine
as 5-Year-Old Ruby
John Billingsley
as Driving Instructor
Harry Johnson
as Minister
Kirk Kinder
as Sheriff
Maya McGlaughlin
as Receptionist
Maya McGlaughin
as Receptionist
Wayne Morse
as Psycho Killer
Michelle Nordin
as Teen Queen
Brent Sexton
as Mechanic
Paul Tuerpé
as Traffic Cop
Kim Webster
as Miss. Drake
Alice Hirson
as Mrs. Morgan
Drew Snyder
as Mr. Morgan
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Critic Reviews for The Glass House

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (68)

Audience Reviews for The Glass House

  • Jan 22, 2019
    There was really no intrigue in The Glass House which is missing a pretty fundamental step when you're making a mystery/thriller.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2014
    The psychological thriller The Glass House has an interesting set up, but fails to deliver any true terror. The plot follows two children, Ruby and Rhett Baker, who are orphaned and taken in by their parent's friends, the Glasses, but before long Rudy starts to suspect that the Glasses have a sinister reason for having taken them in and could be behind her parent's deaths. The cast has some impressive talent and features Leelee Sobieski, Stellan Skarsgard, Diane Lane, and Bruce Dern. However, the script is a little weak and leaves too much ambiguity to sustain much tension or suspense. And before long, the story falls into formula and becomes pretty predictable. There's some mystery to The Glass House, but it's rather underwhelming and lacks real peril and danger.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2013
    Fairly predictable, it's easy to guess what goes on in the film with it's heavy foreshadowing and the conventional plot. Another one of those rich people problems film featuring good actors in distress, very much the same as the films we've all seen before.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    An orphaned teen and her brother live with a sinister family friend after their parents die. Aside from the sheer joy of watching Stellan Skarsgard be bad, there is nothing unique or new about this thriller, which is as predictable as it is lame. Leelee Sobieski is a boring heroine, and Diane Lane is woefully underused. Overall, I have very little to say about this film because the film has very little to say.
    Jim H Super Reviewer

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