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In the House Reviews

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Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
May 10, 2013
In the House is a structurally solid thriller that is both inventive and absolutely seductive in nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2013
The expected punch line... never materializes, so I guess this must be a drama after all.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 10, 2013
Savor In the House for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire, but don't expect much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 10, 2013
Inviting photography and a relentless pace complement Claude's unfolding narrative, but the big thrills are in the deftly drawn characters...and the incisive satire...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
May 9, 2013
A slick psychological thriller that veers into dark comedy the more absurd it gets, "In the House" demonstrates the dangers of addiction -- not to sex or drugs, but to story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 9, 2013
The seductions of storytelling drive "In the House," a cleverly structured comic thriller rich with narrative trickery and macabre humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 9, 2013
It's good, devious fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
May 9, 2013
Captures why we do what we do, and the extent to which stories reflect both the writer and the reader.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
May 9, 2013
"In the House" might well be called "In the Story" because that's where it plays out: the house in the story and the story in the house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
May 8, 2013
It's amusing and unexpected, capturing the compulsive spirit of writing with wit and attention to mischief that keeps it unpredictable to the very end.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 3, 2013
One of Ozon's best.
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
May 2, 2013
[A] slyly warped student-and-teacher yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 29, 2013
The result is endlessly playful, although the rules of the game, in Ozon's hands, could hardly be graver, and what can be at stake, in the act of storytelling, has seldom been more elegantly sketched.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
April 26, 2013
A little kinky, a little creepy, and quite clever and literary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 25, 2013
Ozon is an artful provocateur and observer of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
April 22, 2013
To watch it is to be simultaneously seduced and interrogated.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 21, 2013
...joins a handful of clever films where fiction and reality merge, like "Adaptation" or Zoe Kazan's more recent "Ruby Sparks." It's thrilling, funny, smart and hugely entertaining, more satisfying than the director's breakout film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 21, 2013
François Ozon's slow-burn comic thriller is a sensitive observation of a global race-to-the-bottom that is devaluing culture in all of its varied forms.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Caryn James
James on screenS
April 19, 2013
A sharp, enticing psychological cat-and-mouse game. Its gleeful dark wit comes from manipulations, voyeurism, the idea that we all invade each other's lives and thoughts.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
April 19, 2013
Darkly funny and utterly compelling, it's arguably the best teacher-student movie since 1999's Election.
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