Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Content and style dovetail superbly in this offbeat drama, where images continually change in size and shape, evoking the story's message that human experience is always a pathway, not a destination.
  2. It's an interesting conceit that quickly becomes a precious annoyance especially since the drama itself is so static.
  3. 63
    Ultimately has a somewhat unfinished quality that complements the movie's themes -- and Hall's haunting performance.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    60
    Unfortunately demonstrates the same fractured attention span that makes those Oscar-night montages so entertaining.
  5. Squint through the humbug, and there's some genuine life going on.
  6. 40
    The energy of Workman's editing and the innate value of seeing the creative process play out makes House watchable.
  7. 40
    The film is full of artists who seem to be straddling the line between compromise and conviction. There is much straddling in A House on a Hill, and not enough engagement.
  8. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    Pic's air of connoisseurist homage overwhelms a haphazard screenplay and characters who are hard to warm up to.

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