• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Lori Petty
    In Theaters:
    Jun 20, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 18, 2009
  • Phase 4 Films

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The Poker House Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

One of those autobiographical films... like Running With Scissors... that shows how children can survive and even prosper emotionally, spiritually (eventually) despite a ghastly childhood

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 12, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the acting is so good and the girls' struggle to rise above their oppression is so affecting, it's hard to knock the film's intentions.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

August 19, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Regardless of whether the film is all fiction or all true or a mix, it has a ring of truth about it strong enough to sustain a defy-all-odds finish.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 20, 2009
John Wheeler
L.A. Weekly
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The Poker House is one of the most personal, wounded films in years. That it is also one of the most confused reflects how deeply it springs from the psyche of its director.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 16, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The movie seemed to point a finger at its own audience and scold it for its ignorance of this problem and apparent unwillingness to help.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1/5

March 2, 2011
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