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      The House That Jack Built

      R Released Dec 14, 2018 2 hr. 31 min. Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama TRAILER for The House That Jack Built: International Trailer 1 List
      60% 138 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders -- each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 15 Buy Now

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      The House That Jack Built presents writer-director Lars von Trier at his most proudly uncompromising: hard to ignore, and for many viewers, just as difficult to digest.

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      Vazha P At least now I know what hell sounds like. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Aender S A guilty pleasure of mine this film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Guinguaggio M I am a videogame critic, first of all, but I decided to rate this movie when I saw it and it really fascinated me. The character of Jack, despite being narcissistic and a serial killer, is really well made and the cast gives us a memorable performance. Additionally, the whole scene in Dante's Inferno are even more significant and don't spoil the film in spite of what many think. Plus, it is not THAT violent as people describe it. Sure, there are a few gorey scenes, but they are nothing compared to movies like Terrifier or A Serbian Film. At the end of the day, really a must watch if you enjoy epic poetry and horror films. Edit: does anyone except me appreciate this artwork for its phylosofical value? Do you guys think it is only a mediocre splatter? I invite you all to see the movie as an interesting story of an evolving character like Jack, that yes, in the end dies, but still allows you to get really into the film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Eli H This is a chilling exploration of the mind of a serial killer. Lars von Trier's direction delivers a harrowing experience, moments of graphic violence with philosophical musings on art, morality, and the nature of evil. This film is a masterfully crafted journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind. I found it to be a compelling and provocative film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/14/24 Full Review Ricardo d O filme tem seu charme, e acho que boa parte se deve aos atores que fizeram um belo trabalho, com atuações de entrega total e a fotografia do filme que deixa muitos momentos bem ilustrativos. O roteiro tem algumas pisadas no tomate, e a edição essa peca muito em deixar um filme com tanto diálogo, longo dessa forma. Eu tive que assistir em 3 vezes picadas. Ou seja, temos bons momentos, boas falas, e o fim que remete ao Inferno de Dante, mas a edição mata todo o prazer de querer re assistir esse filme Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Andrea C Da Lars Von Trier ormai ci si aspetta solamente progetti disturbanti e pazzi, e non si resta delusi. "The House That Jack Built" è un thriller con sfumature originali, varie ed intense. La sceneggiatura si concentra come soggetto principale sulla perversa psicologia di un serial killer che narra la sua vicenda ad un ascoltatore misterioso facendo credere che si tratti di una vera e propria confessione religiosa. Raccontando cinque omicidi efferati, spietati e molto diversi tra loro, la trama profonda nella psiche di uno strepitoso Matt Dillon alternando confessioni introspettive a sequenze di azione che tengono il cuore in gola. L'indagine della polizia viene totalmente ignorata per scelta (giusta) per dare più spazio ai dialoghi e al personaggio principale. Quando tutto, per quanto disturbante, sembra portare alla razionale conclusione, ecco la follia finale del regista; che in un'ultima sequenza totalmente senza senso, mostra il confessore e lo presenta come "Virgilio" che niente meno porta il protagonista nei peggiori gironi dell'inferno dove quest'ultimo, in una disperata ultima ossessione, perde la vita, lasciando senza parole lo spettatore. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emma Stefansky Slate Von Trier may be a provocateur, but his brand of provocation seems to be growing stale. Apr 8, 2019 Full Review David Stratton The Australian The violence in The House That Jack Built is've been warned. Rated: 1/5 Mar 8, 2019 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald If this shrill, manipulative, sledge-hammer allegory is right for our times, give me Dante any day. Von Trier has certainly done better, but never worse. Rated: 2/5 Mar 5, 2019 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review It's precisely because I see the merits of his form that I find its overly mindful digressions into self-indulgence tiresome. Rated: 2/4 Mar 4, 2022 Full Review Emiliano Basile EscribiendoCine In this ending, Lars von Trier takes another step towards the abyss, demonstrating his mastery of the story. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies A jarring narcissistic expression of artisitic desires and a brutal confrontation on the vulgarity of... Rated: 96/100 Sep 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders -- each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
      Lars von Trier
      Executive Producer
      Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Tomas Eskilsson, Thomas Gammeltoft, Charlotte Pedersen
      Lars von Trier
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Film i Väst, Zentropa Entertainments, Eurimages, Copenhagen Film Fund, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW
      R (Language|Grisly Images|Nudity|Sadistic Behavior|Strong Disturbing Violence)
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 14, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 31, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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