House of Fools Reviews

  • Jul 05, 2018

    In turns, fun, strange and sad, 'House of Fools, a movie about an Insane Aslum in the middle of war, is only missing a few patients, the critics that gave it a bad review .

    In turns, fun, strange and sad, 'House of Fools, a movie about an Insane Aslum in the middle of war, is only missing a few patients, the critics that gave it a bad review .

  • Apr 11, 2014

    Surrealism in the face of horror. Shades of Catch-22.

    Surrealism in the face of horror. Shades of Catch-22.

  • Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
    Mar 23, 2013

    Tears down convention while simultaneously indulging clichés and ultimately pushing the line so far as to blur it completely.

    Tears down convention while simultaneously indulging clichés and ultimately pushing the line so far as to blur it completely.

  • Nov 21, 2012

    Good film. Yes, probably, the world at times is more mad than the mad house... but having said that, I have never found the mad house a mad place... that's just me perhaps...

    Good film. Yes, probably, the world at times is more mad than the mad house... but having said that, I have never found the mad house a mad place... that's just me perhaps...

  • Nov 28, 2011

    The first 3/4 of the movie is great. The performances are stellar and the story is engaging, it's funny and tragic at the same time. Unfortunately, towards the end the movie feels rushed and heavy handed.

    The first 3/4 of the movie is great. The performances are stellar and the story is engaging, it's funny and tragic at the same time. Unfortunately, towards the end the movie feels rushed and heavy handed.

  • Mar 03, 2011

    Kinda true, in a fictional narrative sense. A woman's obsession with Bryan Adams while maintaining enough intellect to run the asylum without official leaders being assistance for the patients. It's a film that is enjoyable and very quirky. It is overall decent.

    Kinda true, in a fictional narrative sense. A woman's obsession with Bryan Adams while maintaining enough intellect to run the asylum without official leaders being assistance for the patients. It's a film that is enjoyable and very quirky. It is overall decent.

  • Feb 20, 2011

    A rather peculiar and difficult movie, esp. the fact of Bryan Adam's starring it.

    A rather peculiar and difficult movie, esp. the fact of Bryan Adam's starring it.

  • Jan 22, 2011

    Was on duty when this was on so spent the first 30 minutes dealing with latecomers and then missed the ending due to a shift change. I found it difficult to connect with this film.

    Was on duty when this was on so spent the first 30 minutes dealing with latecomers and then missed the ending due to a shift change. I found it difficult to connect with this film.

  • Oct 20, 2010

    House Of Fools lacks any kind of connection towards the characters and the story is as blurred as many of the handheld camera shots. Veteran Andrei Konchalovsky's film depicts a very dated view of mental illness. This film is very taxing to watch and even though there are a few glimpses of emotion found within the mess they barely ripple the emotional surface. Bryan Adams deity like character seemed to be included to irritate the audience. How this film was produced, let alone won the Grand Special Jury Prize at Cannes is anyones guess.

    House Of Fools lacks any kind of connection towards the characters and the story is as blurred as many of the handheld camera shots. Veteran Andrei Konchalovsky's film depicts a very dated view of mental illness. This film is very taxing to watch and even though there are a few glimpses of emotion found within the mess they barely ripple the emotional surface. Bryan Adams deity like character seemed to be included to irritate the audience. How this film was produced, let alone won the Grand Special Jury Prize at Cannes is anyones guess.

  • Oct 02, 2010

    The film is pretty clear about its message that wars and the people who fight them can seem just as crazy as the mentally ill. Using that much Bryan Adams in a film is also pretty wacky, incidentally. The motif is largely conveyed through parallelism in the characters, particularly when it comes down to the details of the acting. The cinematography mostly serves to complement this approach and does its part. The most striking aspect of it was the occasional sudden changes to a hand-held "documentary-like' camera, which seemed to signify moments that became "too real" even for our ill protagonist.

    The film is pretty clear about its message that wars and the people who fight them can seem just as crazy as the mentally ill. Using that much Bryan Adams in a film is also pretty wacky, incidentally. The motif is largely conveyed through parallelism in the characters, particularly when it comes down to the details of the acting. The cinematography mostly serves to complement this approach and does its part. The most striking aspect of it was the occasional sudden changes to a hand-held "documentary-like' camera, which seemed to signify moments that became "too real" even for our ill protagonist.