House of Fools Reviews

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August 29, 2003
Vysotsky projects an essential sunniness that helps keep the film from turning maudlin.
August 22, 2003
It may be based on a true story, but another filmmaker told it before -- and better.
July 11, 2003
It ultimately feels like a folly that sounded great in the filmmaker's head, so great that he had to be put on screen, where it flounders around with no small degree of embarrassment.
June 13, 2003
There's not much to Konchalovsky's tale ... but it's often beautifully told; a gentle fantasy of a harsh time.
May 22, 2003
With its cast of nauseatingly lovable lunatics, House of Fools may make you feel like you've been tricked into suffering through the Kevin Spacey flick K-Pax with subtitles.
May 16, 2003
Ruined from the start by its insulting depiction of mental illness.
September 11, 2005
October 28, 2003
August 29, 2003
It's hard to dislike a movie that identifies Russian mental patients as Bryan Adams' core audience.
August 21, 2003
Janna, played with endearing toughness by Julia Vysotsky, is the heart of this film.
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