The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built


Cannes Palme d'Or winner Lars von Trier's psychological horror follows the development of a highly intelligent serial killer (Matt Dillon) over the course of 12 years.... More

We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.Hide

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The only real way to see how people view the world is through their art. So director Lars Von Trier is equally as terrifying as he is intriguing.

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  • The House That Jack Built is definitely something to see. But what's most surprising is that it's just as often inane as unsettling. Full Review

  • An ordeal of gruesomeness and tiresomeness that was every bit as exasperating as I had feared. Full Review

  • Two and a half hours of self-reflexive torture porn with an entire McDonald's warehouse of chips on its shoulder, and a handful of genuinely provocative ideas which, exasperatingly, go nowhere much. Full Review

  • It's halfway between a subversive good movie and a stunt. It's designed to get under your skin, and does. Full Review

  • It can happily sit among the ranks of extreme cinema like Cannibal Holocaust, Salo and A Serbian Film as movies very few people will be able to sit all the way through, much less enjoy. Full Review

  • If this shrill, manipulative, sledge-hammer allegory is right for our times, give me Dante any day. Von Trier has certainly done better, but never worse. Full Review