House of D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

House of D Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 29, 2005
A sweet but inept coming-of-age tale.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
April 14, 2005
David Duchovny's debut as a writer-director puts little flesh on the bones of the roguish tricks he got up to as a lad in Greenwich Village in the 1970s.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 15, 2005
Cluttered, overly plotted and too much is too easily resolved. As sincere an effort as it is, it would take a much better script to overcome all of that.
| Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2005
Duchovny hoped to make his viewers laugh and cry. He succeeded all right, but for all the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Edward Douglas
April 12, 2005
So bogged down in problems that it's hard to enjoy what could have been a touching coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 18, 2005
It's unfortunate not so much for Duchovny as it is for the viewer, who must endure a cloying, achingly precious coming of age story.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 28, 2005
This sort of tommyrot might make you cry, but so would getting smacked in the face with a bag of onions, which is what watching the movie is like.
| Original Score: 1/4
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
Victoria Alexander
April 22, 2005
A pre-teen has a homosexual retarded 41 year-old friend and a sexually inappropriate mother. Is this Duchovny's psycho-sexual autobiography?
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Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 20, 2005
All in all, it's hard to give House of D an out and out recommendation, but at the same time, it's a sweet little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
April 27, 2005
It's a heartfelt production, and a tough one to kick around, but to recommend it on intentions alone would be making many innocent people suffer.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 28, 2005
Every scene, every minute -- practically every shot -- is utterly, relentlessly unbelievable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
April 13, 2005
David Duchovny's misguided House of D is now the barometer I use to judge how bad other films are.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Off-putting drama of growing up male in the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 14, 2005
The movie is Exhibit A of what can happen when an actor is allowed to pursue a vanity project without outside intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 17, 2005
It's too bad that upstart moviemaker Duchovny couldn't imprison the schmaltz factor in this sappy detention drama and throw away the jail keys in the process
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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