The House That Jack Built

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.

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.

2018Rating: R18+, High impact themes and violence155 minsDenmark, France, Germany, Sweden
Horror
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An empty provocation, The House That Jack Built aims for profundity but achieves only mild queasiness.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This felt something like I endured, rather than enjoyed.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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.

0

Dante's art house

This horror was the perfect way to spend a bleak/depressed Tuesday afternoon alone in a theatre with 2 other people. Educational in places too. Brilliantly done and some ace sound design ...turns out I was right in thinking some of the drumming sounded like Lars Ulrich.

4.0
0

Heaven and Hell. The Tiger And The Lamb

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.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An empty provocation, The House That Jack Built aims for profundity but achieves only mild queasiness.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This felt something like I endured, rather than enjoyed.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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.

0

Dante's art house

This horror was the perfect way to spend a bleak/depressed Tuesday afternoon alone in a theatre with 2 other people. Educational in places too. Brilliantly done and some ace sound design ...turns out I was right in thinking some of the drumming sounded like Lars Ulrich.

4.0
0

Heaven and Hell. The Tiger And The Lamb

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.

4.0
0