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House Party Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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.
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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
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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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
There's a lot more energy and social reality in this picture than one is accustomed to finding in teen exploitation movies; the cutting is often dynamic, and Hudlin generally does a good job of keeping things moving.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[It's] fast-moving, never dull, extremely funny, and manages to touch, with lighthearted (and R-rated) profundity on almost every youthful issue you can imagine, including police harassment, teenage sex, the all-too-easy road to jail and alcohol drinking.
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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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Entertainment Weekly
March 9, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B+