The House

The House

The House

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are parents who start an illegal basement casino in this comedy. Directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen, co-writer of Bad Neighbours.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Ferrell and Poehler) lose their daughter Alex's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong violence88 minsUSA
Comedy

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The House / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The pace is hectic, but the jokes just aren't there.

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Paste

Paste

The film is a black hole that sucks comedy into its vortex, never to be seen again.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

(The House) has big laughs, an enjoyably grisly streak, and a film-stealing turn from Jason Mantzoukas.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

A dismayingly lightweight experience.

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The Australian

The Australian

The up-close moments, the Ferrell and Poehler non-repartee and barely physical comedy, are embarrassing.

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Variety

Variety

In the case of “The House,” a crude, slipshod, tonally uneven, once in a while chuckle-worthy farce, you have to look very hard and imagine a great many better jokes — just what the film’s co-writer and director, Andrew Jay Cohen, should have been doing.

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Stuff

Stuff

It's not without its charms... But, in the end, there's not enough bring-the-house-down moments to warrant gambling 90 minutes of your time by seeing this.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Poehler and Ferrell have terrific comedy chemistry together and their gleeful transformation from hapless parents into intimidating mob toughs offers some of the funniest moments in the film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Proof that 'The House' doesn't always win.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Nothing truly classic happening here in The House, but in a year that has been deathly for worthwhile comedies, this is an easy kill for a dependable number of laughs.

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