House of D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

House of D Reviews

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April 29, 2005
An uneven childhood memoir whose moments of heart are undermined by overt plot contrivances and a mawkish sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 29, 2005
A sweet but inept coming-of-age tale.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2005
A movie that with its own review in its title.
Read More | Original Score: D
April 29, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2005
So ineptly written and directed by Duchovny, and so poorly performed by Duchovny and Robin Williams in particular, that it is embarrassing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 29, 2005
In need of a tighter narrative and, more importantly, a raison d'être.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2005
Of the many mistakes Duchovny makes, perhaps the worst is his criminal underuse of Leoni (his real-life spouse), who's about the only thing the film has going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2005
As soon as Williams enters, simpering, this is a character that we wish would die a horrid death, or at least disappear. That's a problem Duchovny can't overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2005
House of D dawdles along as the sort of 1970s-inflicted coming of age reminiscence that feels like the unprocessed ramblings of its creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2005
Duchovny's tone shifts in this seriocomic mess are mishandled, so that the comic parts aren't funny and the serious stuff elicits inappropriate laughter.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2005
A shaggy, self-indulgent psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2005
The year is young -- there is a movie featuring Paris Hilton due soon -- but it's hard to imagine anything in 2005 being more excruciating to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 29, 2005
Despite a weak foundation built with coming-of-age clichés, House of D almost works as a melancholy look back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2005
This movie tries so hard; it's practically begging for you to like it - but being earnest isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 28, 2005
House of D wears its classic story like a fine suit, but it teeters on the cliché, occasionally falling into the rut of the predictable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 28, 2005
The movie never gels. It lies there, flat and unconvincing, with little spurts of florid melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: D
April 28, 2005
It's like someone's sad idea of what a heartwarming drama about adolescence should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2005
House of D is the kind of movie that particularly makes me cringe, because it has such a shameless desire to please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 28, 2005
Duchovny is in big trouble every frame of the way. His characters ring false, his scenes seem improperly motivated in a glaring way, and his distasteful obsession with imagery of unflushed cigarette butts bobbing in a toilet is beyond inexplicable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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