House of Fools Synopsis
A psychiatric patient (Yuliya Vysotskaya) falls for a Chechen soldier (Sultan Islamov).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A humane and fantastic work, and it touches us precisely because Konchalovsky shows the reality of both the soldiers and the madhouse...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Konchalovsky, best known here for "Runaway Train" (1985), takes on a difficult subject with a light mix of dark humor and pathos.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The masterstroke is the use of Bryan Adams, who seems like a joke when he first appears (the movie knows this), but is used by Konchalovsky...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This flamboyantly operatic anti-war film takes getting used to, though it leaves you with memorable images of madness, both poetic and...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Fables should be succinct, and Konchalovsky lets his run on too long.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The biggest surprise of his film is that what begins in sentimental cliche concludes with melancholy insight.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Something less than a gem. It has a brilliant lead performance from Yuliya Vysotskaya as Janna.
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50

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
House of Fools is not in the category of the director's acclaimed "Runaway Train." It may be based on a true story, but another filmmaker...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Konchalovsky keeps the action reasonably quick, but sentimental storytelling eventually swamps the picture.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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An ill-conceived comedy.
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