The House

2017-07-07 07:23

What it's about:

After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending university. With the help of their neighbour, Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of Frank’s house.

What the critics thought:

"It's all meant to be wild and crazy, but somehow it seems simultaneously nasty and dull." Rafer Guzman - Newsday

"Instead of writing actual characters, they've hired a gaggle of beloved comedians to do bits based on stereotype and persona, and have concocted a cockamamie suburban crime story that manages to be both bizarre and incredibly thin." Katie Walsh - Los Angeles Times

"Broad comedies are always something of a roll of the dice. And while The House isn't an absolute disaster, it's undeniable that this is one that's crapped out." Jordan Hoffman - New York Daily News

"The House is one of the worst, unfunniest movies of the year." Glenn Sumi - NOW Toronto

"A dark, startlingly bloody journey into the bitter, empty, broken heart of the American middle class, a blend of farce and satire built on a foundation of social despair." A.O. Scott - New York Times

"Will Ferrell will turn 50 in a week or so. How sad for him-and his fans-that Cohen's birthday gift is the biggest flop of the comedy legend's career." Rick Kisonak - Seven Days

"The House is a solid, if unremarkable, big studio comedy with fleeting moments of humor peppered throughout its runtime." Chris Agar - ScreenRant

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