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House of Sand and Fog Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It stands with integrity and breaks our hearts.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Though the film is somber, it certainly commands one's attention, and for a while one's respect.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    The carefully laid foundation of suspense and dread, with its symmetries and crisp dialogue, is squandered in a clumsy pileup of credulity-stretching cataclysmic events.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Just because a scenario turns dark doesn't mean that it's convincing. House of Sand and Fog is artful until it lunges for Art.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The clash over the house quickly escalates into a modern-day tragedy. It is a fascinating film, handsomely adapted from the book and well directed.

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