The House That Jack Built (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The House That Jack Built (2018)



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Movie Info

Lars von Trier's upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.


Critic Reviews for The House That Jack Built

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (7)

An empty provocation, The House That Jack Built aims for profundity but achieves only mild queasiness.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It' von Trier is arguing with himself, locking us into a debate between his ego and his self-loathing, his confidence and his self-doubt.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As a longtime admirer of the director's work, I can't quite believe I'm saying this, but the most shocking thing I found about The House That Jack Built is how tedious it is.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Dillon might have trouble putting this one at the top of his resume if he wants to do a Disney film, but there's no question he delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lars von Trier is a stupid, arrogant troll and, when the mood strikes him, a reasonably talented filmmaker. But there are only a few moments in "The House That Jack Built" in which his stupidity doesn't entirely overwhelm and negate his talent.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The House That Jack Built is definitely something to see. But what's most surprising is that it's just as often inane as unsettling.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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