House (Hausu) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

House (Hausu) Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 6, 2015
There's never a dull moment, though I certainly felt dulled by the time it was over.
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
April 29, 2010
While there's a dweeby midnight-movie inventiveness about the look of all this, there's also an awful lot to forgive artistically (or to drunkenly roll with, as the case may be).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 25, 2010
There are quite a few slow spots, head-scratching moments and oddities that make this an endurance test for all but the most determined of movie fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Dollar
Paste Magazine
October 17, 2011
House suggests that the nitrous-oxide hyperdrive of Japanese pop culture-as vivid now as ever in entertainments like Takashi Miike's Yatterman, for instance-is a brilliantly imagined, if not in fact transcendental brand of therapy
Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep
October 17, 2011
Pushed the boundaries of the depiction of terror on screen and reveals the interest in the language of experimental filmmaking in genre and mainstream cinema of the time.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 19, 2010
So Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Russ Meyer and Roman Polanski all walk into a bar ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
July 7, 2010
It's about equal parts brilliant, baffling, ridiculous, and unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 28, 2010
Won't appeal to mainstream appetites, but it's an exotic dish for enlightened palates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
January 9, 2011
Takes its good, sweet time in getting to the ostensibly scary stuff. But you won't be bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
April 4, 2011
If you crashed a teenage girls' pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it'd feel like.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
January 25, 2010
too smart and funny, too self-aware and post-modern, to be truly scary - but its trippy energy and surreal unpredictability make it a film that takes up long-term residence in your consciousness anyway.
Jeff Otto
February 17, 2010
Plenty of films throughout the years have been called "nightmarish" but never has the statement been more true than in the case of Hausu.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 15, 2010
Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone -- no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 23, 2014
It's not just a bombastically surreal movie, it's a frequently hilarious one
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rob Gonsalves
February 25, 2011
Daffy and brilliant in equal measure, single-minded in its devotion to every wacko trick available to an analog director.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
August 28, 2009
All the more awesome for being so totally inexplicable, Hausu may not be ultimately be classifiable as a "good" movie, but it's certainly one that must be seen to be believed.
Full Review | Original Score: 63/100
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
November 4, 2010
Is it good? The question seems to miss the point. It's like nothing you've every seen...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 16, 2012
Bizarre ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean Axmaker
May 22, 2016
[T]he archival cult find of the decade: a candy-colored style bomb of horror movie more jaw-droppingly unreal than scary, an experimental piece of pop-art genre filmmaking that is cartoonish in its graphic expressionism.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 17, 2011
Gigglers and cultists, pony up.
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