Metacritic Movie Ratings
The House of the Devil Reviews

4.0

73

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    It is a fine little old-school thriller.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    There's wit but never a wink in this smartly shot production, which pays homage to the 1980s without fetishizing the era.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    The film may provide an introduction for some audience members to the Hitchcockian definition of suspense: It's the anticipation, not the happening, that's the fun.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The result can be palpably unnerving.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    This is the perfect illustration of the banality of most scare movies.

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