Housebound (2000)



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A woman rents her bungalow to a man who loves cooking, but according to her distorted mind he uses his knives more than he should.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
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Critic Reviews for Housebound

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Full Review… | June 5, 2008
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An eerily effective little thriller that cleverly uses agoraphobia as its lynchpin.

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Housebound


aka Kitchen Privileges. This is a lethargic, deathly slow-paced take on the Roman Polanski classic Repulsion, only bereft of imagination. Marie's agoraphobia is played in a bizarre, totally unrealistic fashion, and Katharina Wressnig's performance alternates between sleepwalking and shrillness. Very little works here except an occasional inspired visual moment (most of which are taken from Repulsion), and I can't even recommend this for die-hard fans of Peter Sarsgaard, as this is easily his weakest performance - though given the quality of the material he's given that's hardly a shocker. Definitely safe to skip this.

Daniel Parsons

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