In the House


In the House

Critics Consensus

Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.



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A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events. (c) Cohen Media

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All Critics (84) | Top Critics (28)

  • In the House is a tour de force about two yarn-spinners -- Claude and Germain -- whose lives devolve into chaos.

    Mar 3, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The film treats imagination-and talent-in certain hands as an almost mystical force.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Ozon and the script move a little too far afield and hold on a bit too long as the film approaches its end. Still, "In the House" has enough trippy truth to it to grab your interest and shake your mind.

    May 24, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • It's fiction about life that becomes fiction that might be life - and the viewer happily dives in.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • The expected punch line... never materializes, so I guess this must be a drama after all.

    May 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Savor In the House for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire, but don't expect much more.

    May 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4

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