House By the River Reviews

October 15, 2014
Its 85 minutes stuffed with shadowy menace, odd magical-realisms (what is it with the jumping fish?), and effortless tension, House by the River is quintessential Lang.
October 15, 2014
Making moody use of light and shade, Lang ingeniously involves us more deeply than the plot merits. For all that, it's still very much a B-movie.
October 15, 2014
While House By the River is, at least, a typically interesting Lang film, it suffers from a weak script and uninspired performances that even the director's moody visuals have trouble saving.
July 7, 2010
House by the River is a gothic melodrama, and it marshals its limited resources to create a rich and pervasive atmosphere of decay and corruption.
February 12, 2010
The shoestring budget both heightens the director's frustrations and frees his obsessions
March 26, 2009
House by the River is a fair mystery which lacks sufficient plot twists and suspense.
February 18, 2007
It pits good brother against bad brother.
August 22, 2006
Beautifully made thriller
June 24, 2006
It's a bleak, gloomy film, one in which the psychological undercurrents seem to be flooding over the banks, drowning any fleeting vestige of rationality in a perverse Teutonic romanticism.
March 25, 2006
Full of Victorian adornments, shadowy lighting and morbid moods, it is a desperate attempt to raise goose-flesh with a standard horror-psychological plot.
February 11, 2006
The second-rung cast respond to the spirit but not the tone of the story.
February 11, 2006
It's a subtle achievement, but a great one.
December 7, 2005
Lang builds the film's routine melodrama into a snappy commentary on moral depravity and eye-for-an-eye retribution.