Movie reviews: “The Glass House”

Most critics are throwing a lot of rocks at The Glass House — even the above-mention Kevin Thomas of the L.A. Times. “Laughably awful” is the way he describes it. Similarly, Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal remarks that by the time the film is half over, “almost every line is an unintentional laugh line.” Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times figures he ought not to dismiss the screenplay by Wesley Strick too lightly. He writes: “I should in fairness observe that the way it usually works is, the writer puts in the smart stuff and then it comes out in the story conferences with executives who figure if they don’t understand it, nobody will.” But Claudia Puig of USA Today was appropriately thrilled by this thriller, calling it “eerily engrossing.”