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In the House Reviews

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Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
April 17, 2013
It's buoyant and titillates, striking that distinctly Ozonian balance between the beautiful and the sinister, but it doesn't resonate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
April 16, 2013
Luchini's dependable deadpan goes a long way toward making the puzzle pieces snap pleasingly into place, but as with most such endeavors, In the House is about its own construction and nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 19, 2013
'In the House" promises to be a social satire with a flash of Hitchcockian menace, but gradually it turns into a routine thumb-sucker on reality versus fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 27, 2013
Ozon, for all the prettiness of his comic and visual grace notes, runs out of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
March 28, 2013
Acrobatic wordplay only hides the vapidity so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 18, 2013
The dexterity of the actors and their director is not quite enough, and as "In the House" accelerates, it also starts to sputter, piling on incidents and revelations that cause its web of implications to unravel.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
May 2, 2013
[A] slyly warped student-and-teacher yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
In the House is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Jared Eisenstat
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
Satirizes the process of aesthetic creation and the damage it can inflict on the artist and those around him.
March 28, 2013
Fact and fiction collide messily in a film that will be a treat for Ozon fans, which boasts an impressive breakthrough performance from one-to-watch Ernst Umhauer.
Lauren Carroll Harris
Concrete Playground
July 17, 2013
Has the slow-pulsing vertigo of a psychological thriller & the twists of an elaborate melodrama, but to reduce it to these labels is glib. Caustic & funny but never misanthropic. A study of the ways people actually live, rather than how we assume they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
April 16, 2013
In the House creates something far more original than the same old heart-pounding exercise.
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys
October 13, 2012
A script with razor sharp wit, effective and unobtrusive direction and fine performances from the key leads all help ensure this is one of, if not the finest of Ozon's films to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
September 5, 2013
Narrative issues hold In the House back from being as great as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
April 18, 2013
Even though the buildup doesn't yield the anticipated payoff, [In the House] remains a slick, artful and highly entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Guy Lodge
Empire Magazine
March 25, 2013
Ozon weaves another spellbinding tale that mingles the real and imaginery with terrific effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 14, 2012
Francois Ozon's interplay between narrative and meta-narrative girds this smart if occasionally too-precious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 1, 2013
These characters are messed up and yet there I was, sitting in the back row of the cinema, with a smile on my face.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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