• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 14, 2022
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jan 12, 2022
    88
    The House may be the most delightfully strange project Netflix has ever put its money behind.
  2. Reviewed by: Marya E. Gates
    Jan 13, 2022
    83
    With its dark humor and excellent execution, “The House” offers a striking showcase for the singular talents of its directors and the limitless possibilities of stop motion animation.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jan 12, 2022
    83
    There’s more to The House than just watching a bunch of little fellas scoot their way around a cool-looking set. There’s a unifying theme here, involving characters who are captivated by this building, and who think they can they can make something out of it: a safe shelter, a profit, a community, et cetera.
  4. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Jan 14, 2022
    81
    It’s hard not to appreciate the sheer amount of work that went into crafting this threefold fever dream, and the directors’ sheer effectiveness at creating such instantly believable fantasy worlds. They set out to make these stories vividly oppressive and claustrophobic, and they certainly succeeded.
  5. Reviewed by: Annie Lyons
    Jan 12, 2022
    78
    Stop motion is a tedious, finicky art form unsuited for rapid commercial production, so there’s something thrilling about the glossy Netflix machine throwing its weight behind a niche project like this one. It’s not for everyone, but with a short runtime and idiosyncratic direction, The House tells a transportive series of fables for fans of the less-beaten path.
  6. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Jan 14, 2022
    70
    The House is certainly off-putting and weird at times, but the animation is great and the stories moved along just quickly enough to keep us interested.
  7. Reviewed by: Christina Newland
    Jan 18, 2022
    60
    While it isn’t exactly outright horror as many of us might understand it, there is something effectively nauseating about its imagery. I liked it; but I won’t be watching it ever again.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Power
    Jan 13, 2022
    60
    The story will also satisfy those who like their stop-motion animation served with a home-spun quality though, unlike Wes Anderson’s stab at the milieu, it’s still a long way short of fantastic.
  9. Reviewed by: Lucy Mangan
    Jan 13, 2022
    60
    This final third is a very, very slight affair. If the content of the stories had matched the painstaking form, the anthology could have been rather a groundbreaking success. As it is, the architects need to go back to the drawing board.
  10. Reviewed by: Steven Scaife
    Jan 12, 2022
    50
    Each story is directed by different independent animators, and though all of the roughly half-hour segments are handsomely made, the series as a whole lacks a sturdy foundation.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 17, 2022
    8
    What is a home? In 'The House,' an astounding work of stop-motion animation that just debuted on Netflix, the protagonists of this anthologyWhat is a home? In 'The House,' an astounding work of stop-motion animation that just debuted on Netflix, the protagonists of this anthology discover that a house is not necessarily one.

    In the first tale, about a family that moves to a bigger house, the daughter sees their parents succumb to ambition and the luxuries that the place offers them. In the second one, about a mouse developer building the house of his dreams to sell to the highest bidder, money can't build a home. And in the third one, about a group of anthropomorphic cats living in an island house in a flooded world, the real meaning of home emerges when the protagonist's left for herself.

    'The House' owes too much to Wes Anderson, but in a good way. The animation is pristine and very detailed, and the mix of horror, comedy, and drama is on point.

    My favorite was the second one, with a trio of characters beyond hilarious.

    A must-see for every Netflix subscriber that appreciates animation for adults.
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  2. Jan 14, 2022
    8
    "The House" is an interesting watch that at least has something to say (maybe not thoroughly original but comparing to the"The House" is an interesting watch that at least has something to say (maybe not thoroughly original but comparing to the loopy/predictable/bore-fest cinema and TV of today this is such a blessing).
    In my opinion 1st episode is very good, 2nd is good and 3rd one average but definitely recommended.
    For more mind-blowing stop-motion I invite you to check out "The Shivering Truth".
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  3. Jan 14, 2022
    10
    Stunningly produced trio of stories in artful motion. In turns creepy, darkly funny and hopeful it shows the power of animation to tellStunningly produced trio of stories in artful motion. In turns creepy, darkly funny and hopeful it shows the power of animation to tell unexpected stories. Full Review »