The House Reviews

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 11, 2018
[The House] has just about enough worthwhile gags to hold your attention.
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 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
July 14, 2017
Ferrell remains in the love-him-or-hate-him bracket but forms a sturdy double act beside the excellent Poehler.
July 12, 2017
This is a more complex construction than some of Ferrell's recent comedies - it is bleak about the pliability of local communities, complete with corrupt officialdom - but it lacks a motivating back and forth between Ferrell and Poehler.
July 5, 2017
The combination of Ferrell and Poehler elevates the whole film above its creaky moments and paper-thin plot.
July 3, 2017
The House would have been quite a good mean-as-hell comedy if they had a third act that worked. That is where the movie really stalls.
July 3, 2017
This Ferrell and Poehler-powered comedy blockbuster has big laughs, an enjoyably grisly streak, and a film-stealing turn from Jason Mantzoukas.
July 1, 2017
A dark, startlingly bloody journey into the bitter, empty, broken heart of the American middle class, a blend of farce and satire built on a foundation of social despair.
June 30, 2017
The House isn't a classic, but it is enjoyable.
June 30, 2017
While there's nothing directly humorous about the struggle to pay for college, The House does what good comedy does: It uses humor as a coping mechanism.
June 30, 2017
It's as smart as it is stupid, it's very entertaining, it delivers on what you'd expect it to and holds a few neat surprises. In a summer that has so far mostly failed to deliver when it comes to comedy, this is a big step in the right direction.
June 30, 2017
A shimmering summer beacon of fun and frolics that will tickle the funny bone and then some.
June 28, 2017
Nothing truly classic happening here in The House, but in a year that has been deathly for worthwhile comedies, this is an easy kill for a dependable number of laughs.