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Ozon weaves another spellbinding tale that mingles the real and imaginery with terrific effect. Read full review
With its complex look at storytelling, imagination and the teacher-student dynamic, In the House is an elaborate cinematic fresco. Read full review
In the House is often mordantly funny. Luchini is France's master of deadpan comedy: When he does farce, it carries an undertow of sorrow, and vice versa. Read full review
Utterly assured, breathtakingly executed and riotously funny, this is a delight. Read full review
In the House is crafty and juicy and ought to delight anyone whose ever thumped their chest about being a storyteller. I must confess, however, that somewhere in the third act the air started to leak from the balloon. Read full review
For all its pleasures, as Germaine nudges Claude toward that “ideal” ending that will make the reader say “I never saw that coming” and “It could not have ended any other way” at the same time, one only wishes this absorbing but melodramatic film had taken that advice. Read full review
There are humorous intrusions (e.g., an art show at Jeanne’s gallery that includes Nazi symbols constructed from penises), and great performances throughout. Read full review
After a while, it seems to run out of places to go, but for most of its running time, it’s a wickedly clever divertissement. Read full review
The cleverness gives considerable pleasure until the story grows absurd and the story within the story turns unpleasant, like the creepily precocious young man who tells it. Read full review
In the House promises to be a social satire with a flash of Hitchcockian menace, but gradually it turns into a routine thumb-sucker on reality versus fiction. Read full review
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