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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film looks and feels authentic, but Duchovny has powered his undeniably personal journey with a counterfeit heart. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Though charming at times, just misses, due to a contrived story. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie tries to be both comical and touching, as befitting the coming-of-age genre. But it feels forced, derivative and sometimes sappily sentimental. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Everyone in the film seems to be in solitary, thanks to Mr. Duchovny's stultifying style. If there was a single moment of spontaneity, it escaped me. Ditto for frivolity, though bogus poetry abounds. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A heartfelt, '70s-era coming-of-age story with a prologue and epilogue set in the present day, marks the filmmaking debut of actor David Duchovny, who also wrote the symbol-studded screenplay. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Sappy and improbable. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    David Duchovny delivers a clearly heartfelt but terminally mawkish and awkward directorial debut in House of D. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Steeped in pitch-perfect nostalgia and propelled by equal doses of comedy and tragedy. show more

  • 50
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Duchovny bookends his story with a modern-day framing device that takes all that has gone so well until this point and turns it cloyingly sentimental. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    House of D is the kind of movie that particularly makes me cringe, because it has such a shameless desire to please; like Uriah Heep, it bows and scrapes and wipes its sweaty palm on its trouser leg, and also like Uriah Heep, it privately thinks it is superior. show more

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