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House of Sand and Fog Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Serious and thoughtful; for mature teens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A fiercely powerful and melancholy tale about dreams, aspirations and belonging, House of Sand and Fog is a marvellous adaptation.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Ansen
November 1, 2007
The vivid clarity of the images, the compressed fury of the tale, are impossible to get out of your head.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Demanding, provoking and painfully slow. The single most compelling reason for seeing it is the magnificent performance from Kingsley, who deserves every prize on the books.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
Vadim Perelman's "House of Sand and Fog" is one of the low points of the current movie season. But then it's meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bill Clark
June 20, 2005
An intense drama with a brilliant performance by Ben Kingsley.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Partially successful.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 16, 2005
House of Sand and Fog is an intense, thought- provoking movie experience
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
... a movie about the perils of real estate speculation.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Perelman ... has a distinct and shadowy style that gives each scene an edge of menace, but he does not exploit style or draw attention to it.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Brian Rentschler
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Who would think a fight over real estate would be so fascinating, so gut wrenching to watch?
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 20, 2004
A pesar de los excesos del libreto, la película atrapa gracias a la notable dirección de Perelman, apoyada sobre todo en la impecable fotografía de Roger Deakins (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
Devastatingly dark and painfully honest, it paints a different side of the immigrant experience while showcasing two phenomenal performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Connelly, who has often mistaken posing for acting, digs deep here; Aghdashloo ... gives us a portrait of a woman who is both dutiful to her husband and ravaged by his iron will. Kingsley is most impressive of all.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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