House of D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

House of D Reviews

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Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 28, 2006
House of D is a delightful coming of age drama/comedy that deals with weighty matters of the soul.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
April 17, 2005
In fact, it represents Duchovny as a capable writer and director with a promising career outside of the X-Files milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 15, 2005
Duchovny has crafted a small but not slight film about some impressive truths, filled with some wonderful characters and only slightly overbaked.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.1/10
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2005
A film that takes a steadfastly gentle look at some of life's harshest moments while not overlooking its joys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 14, 2005
It's a warm, nostalgic mood piece that recaptures a time and place when people were friendlier and more human, things were more positive, movies were more creative and life was more fun.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 13, 2005
This sly, often funny coming-of-age tale thwarts clichés of the genre by cloaking them in an aura that skirts the fantastical...
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 13, 2005
There's a new young star in-the-making named Anton Yelchin, awaiting your perusal in this touching film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norm Schrager
March 20, 2005
Duchovny has created a literate film, as we knew someone of his assumed intellect could
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Off-putting drama of growing up male in the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 29, 2007
Nothing wrong with working out borderline incestuous fixation issues. But a film still has to be more than your very own shrink, and reach out to the audience and rise above psychodrama interplay more suited to the therapist couch.
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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
While his script is good, even poetic at times, it certainly cannot be called an outstanding effort.
Rob Blackwelder
May 27, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
November 28, 2005
Not only does Robin Williams play a retarded man with fake teeth, but he also gets to wear old-age makeup. It's the schmaltz trifecta!
Full Review | Original Score: C
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 24, 2005
... In this house, "D" is for dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jordan Hiller
May 18, 2005
David Duchovny's first stab at writing and directing takes him to a place close to his heart - the New York of his youth.
Full Review | Original Score: '1.5'
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 6, 2005
Maybe not a "D," but this coming-of-age yarn from writer-director-actor David Duchovny certainly rates no better than a "C."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 6, 2005
Were it not for the cast attached to this project, I doubt it would ever see the inside of a movie-house.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 6, 2005
Duchovny cares dearly for these characters. ... Unfortunately, he's little more than a novice when it comes to keeping clichés out of the storytelling process.
| Original Score: 2/4
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