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Saturday September 18th

Transparent Thriller Lacks Depth


There's nothing like the adrenaline rush and lingering chill of an exciting and suspenseful movie. Unfortunately, the so-called thriller "The Glass House" inspires no screams of terror, no cold touch of fear -- not even a slight shiver.

One might have high hopes for the first movie attempt by director Daniel Sackheim, one of the producers of the television series "The X-Files." But all expectations are disappointed. He should have stuck to science fiction.

If nothing else, Sackheim should at least have stuck to decent scripts. The storyline of "The Glass House" bears an embarrassing resemblance to a docudrama or a Lifetime Original Movie. The plot centers around two average teenage siblings, Ruby and Rhett Baker (LeeLee Sobieski and Trevor Morgan), who suddenly are orphaned by a car accident.

What follows is as much a half-hearted expos

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