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The House That Jack Built Reviews

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March 31, 2019
Haters gonna hate, and von Trier gonna von Trier as hard as he can. That should give you some gauge as to whether you should bail from The House That Jack Built right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
...The House That Jack Built becomes a different film, one that is quite astonishing... If these scenes don't redeem the film's brutality, which Von Trier must not care about anyway, they sure (as hell) make it entertaining.
February 28, 2019
The cocktail is not for all tastes, but behind its layer of vulgarity there is some very conscious and partially indecipherable discourse. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2019
Lars von Trier has carved out his own creative path with fearless energy. I am a great admirer of all his films. Here, von Trier transforms Matt Dillon into a sensation.
January 29, 2019
[Von Trier] has managed to completely control the excesses of self-indulgence that entail such a tremendous gesture of sincerity. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2019
Dillon is insanely convincing in his performance; Von Trier obtains an extravagant blend of horror and humor from the monstrosity of his character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 27, 2019
It's compelling viewing, gore and all, but it also says exactly what you think it will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 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 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
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.
December 16, 2018
To dismiss "Jack" out of hand in offense is not just to miss von Trier's point, but to prove it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2018
Von Trier has suggested that this may be his final film, and you can certainly read it as a sort of last will and testament, with an audaciously ridiculous metaphysical punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2018
Disgusting and cathartic in the way only Von Trier can allow without a criminal conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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