The House Reviews

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October 10, 2019
Unless you're new to the Will Ferrell or Amy Poehler school of humor, this is as generic a "comedy" as you might expect.
March 1, 2019
They say the House always wins. Unfortunately, that's not the case in this hit-and-miss comedy from first-time director (and co-writer) Andrew Jay Cohen, but there are still some guilty-pleasure laughs to be had along the way.
February 12, 2019
The House is a strange and surprisingly dark film, a funny movie whose humor comes from unexpected places.
December 20, 2018
It's not a shining example of a great comedy, but The House is funny and creative enough to mildly recommend if you're looking to switch your brain off for 90 minutes.
November 19, 2018
An honourable failure, "The House" needs more jokes but has an interesting bleakness (and a terrific cameo from Jeremy Renner as a mafia boss) that makes it worth a look. Just never forget that The House always wins.
November 11, 2018
Unfortunately, the hand that was dealt The House is a royal flush - but not the winning hand every poker player dreams of being dealt. Nope, it's the humorless kind. The kind that swirls down the comedy commode.
November 11, 2018
[The House] has just about enough worthwhile gags to hold your attention.
January 25, 2018
It's an interesting premise, but then when you watch the execution, it's awkward. Not a lot of laughs.
December 31, 2017
In a year in which studio comedies failed on so many levels, The House was surprisingly okay and there's nothing wrong with that.
December 28, 2017
Cohen just can't seem to make the tonal shifts work, and the film falls prey to some cringe-inducing scenes in its second half.
December 20, 2017
...what happens when improvisation runs out of steam.
December 5, 2017
Also, for as energetic and outlandish as Will Ferrell is, it's Jason Mantzoukas that winds up stealing the whole movie, matching and surpassing his co-star in every way. The house does indeed always win, even if the rewards here are slim at best
October 31, 2017
Despite a worthy cast and a fun premise, this comedy feels like a missed opportunity.
October 21, 2017
Even movies like Requiem for a Dream and Midnight Express contain more laughs than The House.
October 16, 2017
The setup of The House is so bleak that its humor by necessity must be scathing in response. But The House doesn't want to be scathing, it wants Ferrell to do his man-baby thing while Poehler struts around with a butane kitchen torch.
October 11, 2017
A scattershot mess that's unsatisfying, despite showing signs of real potential.
September 19, 2017
Unfortunately, this collaboration is not one of their best.
September 10, 2017
Despite two talented leads, The House suffers from a script that doesn't utilize their talents, ultimately becoming forgettable as a result.
August 5, 2017
Unlike the way things work in a typical casino, in this case, The House loses.
July 27, 2017
The most insulting comedies are the ones that feel like glorified cast retreats.
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