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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is strictly formula stuff, made worse by an utterly careless depiction of the characters. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Feels like a bad sitcom. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    If you go to see this sloppy sitcom, in which Mr. Martin plays a divorced, repressed lawyer named Peter Sanderson, do expect to be surprised, seduced and entertained by Queen Latifah. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A high-performance low comedy, House succeeds because Martin's Peter Sanderson and Latifah's Charlene Morton each plays Henry Higgins to the other's Eliza Doolittle. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A comedy that successfully plays with stereotypes, both racial and personal. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Having funny lines and amusing gags is only half the battle. The rest is in the delivery, and that's where the trio of Martin, Latifah, and Levy excel. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The best scene centers on neither Latifah nor Martin. Rather, it's the venerable Plowright delivering an a capella rendition of the slave spiritual "Is Massa Gonna Sell Me Tomorrow?" show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Irresistibly funny in its brightest moments. At other times, this comedy about a black-white culture clash sags until it scrapes bottom. show more

  • 63
    Baltimore Sun

    A gut-busting black-and-white culture clash comedy. It's not elegantly done. Some of the acting is too broad to enjoy. It has plot problems and racial-stereotype problems. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie that ignores the Model Airplane Rule: First, make sure you have taken all of the pieces out of the box, then line them up in the order in which they will be needed. Bringing Down the House is glued together with one of the wings treated like a piece of tail. show more

  • January 28, 2014 yi00000000179158
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    One of the best and funniest movies I\'ve ever seen....

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