House Arrest Reviews

June 14, 2013
[A] predictable and sugarcoated (even criminally negligent) take on The Parent Trap.
June 14, 2013
To the slim degree that it qualifies as a comedy, House Arrest is a comedy with rank amateur pathos, and it's totally out of touch with its own superficially treated emotions.
May 29, 2013
A headache of a movie with a Parent Trap premise that quickly devolves into clamorous farce.
May 29, 2013
One of the year's worst movies... at least I hope so, or it's going to be a very bad year.
March 26, 2009
A tepid and repetitious comedy.
Top Critic
March 16, 2003
January 22, 2002
There's little to commend this formulaic and misleading fantasy, which seems sadly aimed at an especially fragile audience -- kids from broken homes who all too often blame themselves.
February 14, 2001
The characters are so broadly overdrawn and the performances so over the top, it's a tossup as to which hell you'd least like to visit. Upstairs? Downstairs?
January 1, 2000
As sitcoms go, House Arrest, opening today, is more sit than com.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A distressingly unfunny, unintelligent children's fantasy about what happens when kids ground their parents.
January 1, 2000
House Arrest is an uneasy mix of too much and too little: too much vapid cuteness, too little real feeling.