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In the House
8.3 out of 10

In the House

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Overall 9
9.4
Actors overall 10
9.5
Audio 9
9.2
Extras 4
4.0

In the House (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
3 October 2013
  • Summary: Judge Daryl Loomis writes stories from his own life, but his stories are so boring.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 5
5.0

In The House (2012)

blu-ray.com
25 September 2013
  • Conclusion: In the House asks many more questions than it ultimately answers, but that's part of what makes this film so incredibly provocative. Ozon seems to be telling one story, but it soon becomes obvious that the filmmaker is actually leading the viewer on a "meta" quest which in some ways is reminiscent of another legendary French filmmaker— Jean-Luc Godard.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 7
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In the House (2012)

blu-ray.com
6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: In the House is the best film Francois Ozon has directed since Time to Leave . I enjoyed every single minute of it. Momentum Pictures/Entertainment One's technical presentation is wonderful - the film looks and sounds terrific on Blu-ray. If you enjoy intelligent and provocative films, do not miss this one. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Did you find this review helpful?
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Overall 8
8.0

In the House

Slant Magazine
7 August 2013
  • Excerpt: In The White Album , Joan Didion wrote that we "tell ourselves stories in order to live," and, with the cheeky dark comedy In the House , bad-boy French auteur François Ozon flips that idea and sets out to confront characters whose lives, and the lives of those they spin yarns around, are twisted by the truth-seeking and illusion-creating narratives they obsess over.
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Overall 9
9.1

In The House

AV Club
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: François Ozon’s inventive, intense drama In The House bares the voyeurism inherent in all stories—and the class-consciousness inherent in voyeurism. Fabrice Luchini plays a bored, misanthropic high-school lit teacher who becomes fascinated by the creative-writing exercises being turned in by one of his lower-class students, Ernst Umhauer.
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Review: ‘In the House’

Variety
10 September 2012
  • Summary: A manipulative student (Ernst Umhauer) hooks his high school lit teacher (Fabrice Luchini) with a series of scandalous stories written for class in Francois Ozon's "In the House.
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Overall 6
6.0

In the House

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: My high-school English teacher saw my literary quirks as something that needed to be nurtured, not amended – his intrigue into my characteristic idiosyncrasies being remarkably similar to those portrayed in Francois Ozon’s In the House . However, my teacher wasn’t a crotchety has-been/never-was and I certainly didn’t have any vivid desire to bang my best mate’s mum. Then again, that’s what makes this film so damn entertaining.
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Overall 10
10

In The House

Empire Online
22 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Ozon weaves another spellbinding tale that mingles the real and imaginery with terrific effect.
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Overall 8
8.0

In The House

totalfilm.com
22 March 2013
  • Summary: A literature teacher struggles to decipher fact from fiction in one of his pupil's essays
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
6 March 2013
  • Excerpt: "In the House" cleverly and deliberately blurs the line between fact and fiction. As the plot develops, we are left to ponder what game is being played. This is a clever movie where the audience could feel as manipulated as any of the characters; is there a disquieting undertone of malevolence or was it imagined? After all, this is a witty story about story-telling and it is a good story well told. Inside, outside, and upside down.
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