House of Sand and Fog Synopsis
An evicted woman (Jennifer Connelly) tries to get her house back.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It stands with integrity and breaks our hearts.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The clash over the house quickly escalates into a modern-day tragedy. It is a fascinating film, handsomely adapted from the book and well...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Just because a scenario turns dark doesn't mean that it's convincing. House of Sand and Fog is artful until it lunges for Art.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a sad, rich story, full of misunderstandings, bad bargains, odd parallels.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Remember the name Shohreh Aghdashloo. The heartbreakingly fine Iranian actress is only a subsidiary character in House of Sand and...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Before it runs off course into excess, this brilliantly acted film version of the 1999 novel by Andre Dubus III moves with a stabbing...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Though the film is somber, it certainly commands one's attention, and for a while one's respect.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The carefully laid foundation of suspense and dread, with its symmetries and crisp dialogue, is squandered in a clumsy pileup of...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Exacting but disappointing thriller.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's a dignity about it, and it's only later that we come to realize that this dignity is misplaced, born of a fatal reserve and a lack...
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The Winter of Discontent

By TopicFish
This movie was the death of me. True, the film had relative flow and a good casting. Unfortunately, whatever the message of the film was had been lost within every devastating turn of the story....

House of Sand and Fog

By Ruby_Redz
Good movie with a difficult moral dilemma. Some scenes of this movie made me mad, and other scenes brought tears to my eyes. I wouldn't want to trade places with either of these two....

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Rated R | For Violence, Disturbing Images, Scene of Sexuality and Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Serious and thoughtful; for mature teens+.
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