• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    David Duchovny
    In Theaters:
    May 7, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 4, 2005
  • Lions Gate Films


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House of D Reviews

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Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today

House of D is a delightful coming of age drama/comedy that deals with weighty matters of the soul.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Duchovny displays a firm sense of time and place and genuine affection for all his characters, offering up plenty of amusing running gags and, most courageously, unabashed emotion.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 29, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Anton Yelchin is the real reason to see the film. The teenage actor has already shown a flair for underplaying to good effect on the Showtime series Huff.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2005
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

In fact, it represents Duchovny as a capable writer and director with a promising career outside of the X-Files milieu.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 17, 2005

Duchovny has crafted a small but not slight film about some impressive truths, filled with some wonderful characters and only slightly overbaked.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 8.1/10

April 15, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A film that takes a steadfastly gentle look at some of life's harshest moments while not overlooking its joys.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's a warm, nostalgic mood piece that recaptures a time and place when people were friendlier and more human, things were more positive, movies were more creative and life was more fun.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 14, 2005
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This sly, often funny coming-of-age tale thwarts clichés of the genre by cloaking them in an aura that skirts the fantastical...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 13, 2005
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

There's a new young star in-the-making named Anton Yelchin, awaiting your perusal in this touching film...

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 13, 2005
Norm Schrager

Duchovny has created a literate film, as we knew someone of his assumed intellect could

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2005
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Off-putting drama of growing up male in the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 15, 2010
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Nothing wrong with working out borderline incestuous fixation issues. But a film still has to be more than your very own shrink, and reach out to the audience and rise above psychodrama interplay more suited to the therapist couch.

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May 29, 2007
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

While his script is good, even poetic at times, it certainly cannot be called an outstanding effort.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Rob Blackwelder

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 27, 2006
Eric D. Snider

Not only does Robin Williams play a retarded man with fake teeth, but he also gets to wear old-age makeup. It's the schmaltz trifecta!

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

November 28, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... In this house, "D" is for dull.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 2/4

May 24, 2005
Jordan Hiller

David Duchovny's first stab at writing and directing takes him to a place close to his heart - the New York of his youth.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: '1.5'

May 18, 2005
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Maybe not a "D," but this coming-of-age yarn from writer-director-actor David Duchovny certainly rates no better than a "C."

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Were it not for the cast attached to this project, I doubt it would ever see the inside of a movie-house.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

May 6, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Duchovny cares dearly for these characters. ... Unfortunately, he's little more than a novice when it comes to keeping clichés out of the storytelling process.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boston Phoenix
April 30, 2005

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April 30, 2005
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