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House Party Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 1, 2012
An energetic and hilarious party film with charming stars, a killer soundtrack, and some great moments...
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+

March 18, 2008
This is a feel-good no-brainer with a party-loving cast and flat-top hairdos you could play pool on.
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Time Out
August 16, 2007
Clearly this is no masterpiece, but as its US reception indicated, it is a product overdue in the market, and it compares well with its anaemic counterparts.

TV Guide
July 18, 2007
Crude and cartoony but hypnotic in its infectious energy, this low-budget comedy about a night in the lives of some black teenagers is an auspicious debut from brothers Reginald (directing) and Warrington (producing) Hudlin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
December 7, 2006
The first--and best--of the three black comedies made of the same concept, this joyful picture was far less cloying than its white counterpart movies of the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Dequina
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
All of the performances are good and the soundtrack pulses with humor as well as decibels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This is the only House Party that counts.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 6, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 26, 2002
What is most appealing about House Party, and what sets it apart from many movies in the same genre, is that there is an energy and exuberance, a joy of living being celebrated here that is absolutely infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
good-natured, raunchy fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
August 14, 2001
An aged piece of ghetto-lore that has become less black-counterpart to Heathers and Dazed and Confused than pristine example of serendipity in film.
Read More | Original Score: 62/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
House Party is silly and high-spirited and not particularly significant, and that is just as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
House Party isn't a great movie, but it's heartfelt and enormously winning.
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