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House of Games Reviews

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Dan Jardine
May 3, 2013
David Mamet's sometimes baffling, never less than fascinating glimpse into the dark underbelly of this world where it turns out that winning games of chance involve more skill (and con artistry) than luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2008
O roteiro é mais previsível do que Mamet desejaria e seu primeiro trabalho na direção exibe uma teatralidade que ele gradualmente superaria, mas, apesar disso, a complexidade de seus personagens e a dinâmica de seus diálogos são admiráveis.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
August 24, 2007
Since it would be unfair to spoil a moment of this perfectly-plotted masterpiece, all you need to know is that it landed on this critic's Best Movies of the Millennium List in 2000.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
December 6, 2006
A conceptual film about con artists, Mamet's feature debut is a deadpan, deviously comic melodrama that proceeds with twists and reversals and builds like a poker game in which the stakes are higher and higher.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 7, 2005
fiendishly clever
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
A top-notch psychological thriller about sexual politics, trust and betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
February 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
January 9, 2004
The best of the con game movies
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Playwright David Mamet's directorial debut is a cardsharp con game full of tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
One of the finest Mamet adaptations out there.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 11, 2002
What intrigues is the con games themselves, as Mamet's film explores with a certain joyous streak of mischief some of the tricks of the trade.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...will keep you on your toes and guessing from beginning to end.
| Original Score: 7/10
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