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The House That Jack Built Reviews

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January 22, 2019
A superb Matt Dillon, who at the same time offers fragility and cockiness to a unique serial killer. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 22, 2019
Moves incessantly between the sublime and the ridiculous. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
Here, examined, we're given instead raw narcissism, humdrum in the end, a soul worth glimpsing only for a second before casting aside. Nothing to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 18, 2019
The mental process of a psychopath has rarely been addressed with such harshness and irony and with equal effectiveness by a genius out of the ordinary who knows how to build poetry only in destruction. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 14, 2019
Von Trier's ruminations on extreme violence and its depiction in art would be worth considering if he weren't adding more bodies to the pile in the next frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2019
The only legitimately shocking thing about it is how painfully and inexcusably tedious the whole damn thing is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 10, 2019
It may be the dullest film about serial killing in the history of dull movies about serial killers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 4, 2019
Too vicious, bleary, and weird to convert von Trier skeptics, but there's still plenty to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 29, 2018
The House That Jack Built is all at once a stunning and unhinged character study of a serial killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 24, 2018
There are two sadists here. One of them happens to be onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 21, 2018
A gross, unpleasant slog, despite a capable turn from Dillon, who doesn't get used nearly enough these days. (R-Rated version)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2018
It's almost a relief when, surrounded by the fiery pits, Jack falls. So too, it seems, has von Trier.
December 19, 2018
Von Trier resembles a needy child lashing out with programmed ugliness because he's not receiving the attention he feels he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 19, 2018
The House That Jack Built is enough of an evocative art-house exhibit to be about whatever you want it to be about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2018
The House That Jack Built isn't entirely likable, but, as civilization crumbles, Von Trier's nervy provocation has got an undeniable point.
December 17, 2018
The House That Jack Built is shocking, horrible, and it'll maybe make you regret seeing it, yet it is also frighteningly risk-taking filmmaking, worth seeing for its artistry and the idiosyncrasy of its viewpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2018
Where black comedy and cinematic flamboyance are concerned, the director supplies a few marvels - the film certainly gives you things to remember. In an irksome way, however, it gives you nothing to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2018
This is a clever, shocking and darkly funny horror movie - until Danish film-maker Lars von Trier eventually goes too far for mainstream audiences...as he nearly always does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2018
It's good, bad, pretentious, reprehensible, sometimes hard to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2018
[A]s is typical, the filmmaker's arguments are thought-provoking, even when they are wrapped in indecency.
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