The Good House

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Good House creaks in spots, but with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver providing load-bearing performances, it's far from a fixer-upper.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    You might not buy all the plot machinations, but as for the sight of Weaver and Kline together again: That’s an easy sell.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    While "Bros" may follow a formula, it proudly shows that doesn't have to mean playing it straight.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    The pair generate heat and heart connection in a mature sleeper that’s ultimately about the struggle to live an authentic life.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    Even when the film falters, Weaver consistently finds room to explore the many fascinating flaws revealed by her character’s addiction.
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    Peter TraversABC News
    Sigourney Weaver deserves awards attention for turning what could have been a cliched dramedy about a real-estate agent, who’s a functioning alcoholic, into something funny, touching and vital. And cheers to Kevin Kline as the dazed dude who loves her.
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    Mark KeizerAV Club
    Weaver is so forceful and present she can plow through the movie’s flaws until we fail to notice them. For a film about denial, that sounds about right.
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    John UrbancichJMuvies
    As based on a novel by Ann Leary, the decidedly grown-up telling from mature co-directors Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky overflows with real life, even including an easy-listening soundtrack and equally easy-going support from Kevin Kline.
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    James VerniereBoston Herald
    Regretfully bad. A fine cast cannot overcome the shortcomings of the script and director.
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    Coleman SpildeThe Daily Beast
    Weaver’s outstanding performance as a charming alcoholic can’t redeem this dull, genre-confused film and its weird narrative whims.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    The Good House features Sigourney Weaver in one of her more seductive performances.
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