The House
The House (2017)

Andrew J. Cohen directs this romp about a mother and father (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) who blow their daughter's college fund and start an illegal casino in their basement to recoup the losses.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 30, 2017
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The House squanders a decent premise and a talented cast on thin characterizations and a shortage of comic momentum.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

A dismayingly lightweight experience.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

Instead of writing actual characters, they've hired a gaggle of beloved comedians to do bits based on stereotype and persona, and have concocted a cockamamie suburban crime story that manages to be both bizarre and incredibly thin.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...with the movie ultimately standing as the latest in an increasingly long line of misbegotten Ferrell comedies.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A dark, startlingly bloody journey into the bitter, empty, broken heart of the American middle class, a blend of farce and satire built on a foundation of social despair.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

There's more character development (and more believable plot turns) in a typical "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

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Stephen Romei
The Australian

I laughed a few times. But the up-close moments, the Ferrell and Poehler non-repartee and barely physical comedy, are embarrassing.

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Rafer Guzman

It's all meant to be wild and crazy, but somehow it seems simultaneously nasty and dull.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

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

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Hilary A White
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

Ferrell remains in the love-him-or-hate-him bracket but forms a sturdy double act beside the excellent Poehler.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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It's got an appealing premise and many funny people attached, so why is The House such a shoulder-shrug of a comedy? Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler open a… More
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