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In the House (2013)

In the House


Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 81
Fresh: 72
Rotten: 9

Critics Consensus: Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 21
Rotten: 5

Critics Consensus: Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.


Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 5,153


Movie Info

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events. (c) Cohen Media

R (for sexual content and language)
Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
François Ozon
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Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for In the House

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (72) | Rotten (9)

In the House is a tour de force about two yarn-spinners -- Claude and Germain -- whose lives devolve into chaos.

Full Review… | March 3, 2014
Orange County Register
Top Critic

The film treats imagination-and talent-in certain hands as an almost mystical force.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

Ozon and the script move a little too far afield and hold on a bit too long as the film approaches its end. Still, "In the House" has enough trippy truth to it to grab your interest and shake your mind.

Full Review… | May 24, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

It's fiction about life that becomes fiction that might be life - and the viewer happily dives in.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The expected punch line... never materializes, so I guess this must be a drama after all.

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Savor In the House for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire, but don't expect much more.

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

This is an impressive film, even though it seems like a kind of psychological-dramatic experiment. It combines fantasy and reality in interesting ways, depicting imaginary events and realistic events with equal conviction.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Laramie Movie Scope

Satirizes the process of aesthetic creation and the damage it can inflict on the artist and those around him.

Full Review… | November 4, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

In the House is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Arts Fuse

Narrative issues hold In the House back from being as great as it should be.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013

The convoluted yet familiar narrative games become somewhat tiresome. The movie works best as a straight suspense drama about a frustrated teacher and his devious star pupil...

Full Review… | August 26, 2013
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The result is one of those stories about storytelling that have become something of a post-modern specialty of elevated art. Ozon manages a light touch, however, so that Dans La Maison never feels too self-referential.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013

As a black comedy, this never quite catches fire, though there is some mild amusement to be found in its social satire.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
Flick Filosopher

Has the slow-pulsing vertigo of a psychological thriller & the twists of an elaborate melodrama, but to reduce it to these labels is glib. Caustic & funny but never misanthropic. A study of the ways people actually live, rather than how we assume they do.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013
Concrete Playground

These characters are messed up and yet there I was, sitting in the back row of the cinema, with a smile on my face.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
ABC Radio Brisbane

A cinematic bouquet of surprising left turns and addictive story hooks. Strongly recommended.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013

Provocative, playful, entertaining and audacious, In the House is a writer showing us the inner workings of writing, complete with its power to subvert, to imagine and to deceive

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
Urban Cinefile

Occasionally too clever for its own good, the film may go one step too far, but Ozon manages the hybrid of genres beautifully and ultimately it is his superb cast that sells the nuances and the concept

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
Urban Cinefile

A sly, stylish blend of melodrama and suspense that's also a cunning commentary on the seductiveness and danger inherent in storytelling itself.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
One Guy's Opinion

Director/scriptwriter Francois Ozon knows his Hitchcock well. He employs him effectively, but the clutter is his own.

Full Review… | May 31, 2013

An almost perverse delight, an egghead thriller that slyly shell-games its truer purpose as an inquiry into the construction -- and deconstruction -- of fiction. Scratch deconstruction: Make that tear-the-house-down demolition.

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
Austin Chronicle

It's partly real and partly a fable, full of events that might have happened or could never have happened, with intrigues that defy us to take them seriously.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Charlotte Observer

Audience Reviews for In the House

'In the House'. A twisted, voyeuristic, and so, so meta take on manipulation and perception! Went a little too off the rails towards my end and drained some of my enthusiasm for it.


Super Reviewer

A bored teacher encourages a promising young student to write a story that results in him insinuating himself into the life of a middle class classmate for inspiration. In The House is one of those self aware deconstructions of the creative process, coming across as a kind of blending of Adaptation and The Lives Of Others. The core of the story is essentially the symbiotic relationship between story teller and his audience whose voyeuristic appetites are represented by the teacher whose need for an engaging narrative rather than the dreariness of day-to-day life result in unfortunate repercussions for all involved. The manipulative young student reminded me somewhat of the characters in Funny Games, although the approach is far more artistic rather than sadistic and Ernst Umhauer's performance has just the right combination of vulnerability and creepiness. The story does not have quite the impact it could have as his motivations are never fully explored but the final "Rear Window" scene is a really nice touch and it's a smart and intelligent little comic drama that will appeal to fans of Charlie Kaufman.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Did not leave an impression whatsoever. Ernst Umhauer's character annoyed the crap out of me. I saw it in the theater a couple of weeks ago, but I can't and don't care to remember what it was about.

Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

A smart and fascinating drama that ingeniously dissolves the barrier that separates fiction from reality, as we witness a talented teenager using a curious ploy to draw his intrigued teacher into a witty meta-discussion on the production of a narrative work.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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