House of Pleasures

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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 29, 2012
    75
    It's a strange film, very original and very good. Just by virtue of the subject matter, it can't help but be erotic, and yet eroticism is not the movie's purpose.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    Feb 9, 2012
    80
    Like Walter Benjamin, Bonello associates this insularity with both innocence and the 19th century; and when, in the final sequence of House of Pleasures, he dispenses with the security exuded by these subjects, the effect is like being shaken violently out of a dream.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 8, 2012
    88
    No one, male or female, has any fun, but the men behave as if they do. They are all half-stupefied by the languor in which they drown.