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The Poker House Reviews

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
November 17, 2014
While the film has strong moments and performances, it illustrates the dangers of overly personal filmmaking.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
November 17, 2014
Overall, the pacing feels languid to the point of meandering, relying too heavily on old soul records (and a final eight-track sing-along) for momentum and energy.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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John Wheeler
L.A. Weekly
July 16, 2009
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.