Bhalla builds a damning picture of what's happening to Wallace. But he avoids pure rant ...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Although this documentary has a powerful political subtext, it is best described as a conceptual art piece about confinement, attached to a dual biography of the artist and the prisoner.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The contrasting demeanors of its two main characters give Herman's House its spark, but the movie has some pungent moments without them.
This moving but sketchy documentary fails to explore its provocative issues in fully satisfying fashion.
It's an absorbing, prickly tale, which Bhalla doesn't tell as coherently as he could have-oddly fitting, considering this is a story about frustrated ambitions and unfulfilled potential.
| Original Score: 3/5
Against the prospect of unhappy endings, the human spirit still strives.
Herman's House is conventionally produced, but it does right by its two uncommon subjects.
| Original Score: 3/4
Wallace is heard but not seen in the film, a decision by Toronto director Angad Singh Bhalla that serves art more than it does the story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A portrait of an invisible man, Herman's House is a raised voice in the constitutional debate over solitary confinement.