House of D
House of D (2004)

Actor David Duchovny made his debut as a director and screenwriter with this coming-of-age drama, in which a grown man looks back at his adolescence. It's 1973, and Tommy (Anton Yelchin) is a 13-year-old boy living in New York's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 7, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sincere but inept coming of age story.

Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Dour, dry Duchovny's directorial debut is more weepy than creepy, a conventional coming-of-age story that flashes back to 1970s New York City.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The kind of personal film that fails in a way that makes your teeth ache. It's obviously a labor of love on the part of its first-time writer-director, but as a coming-of-age memoir it lacks charm, originality and taste.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Off-putting drama of growing up male in the 1970s.

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Nelson Pressley
Washington Post

It's a fable that's too fabulous by half.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A sweet but inept coming-of-age tale.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Nothing wrong with working out borderline incestuous fixation issues. But a film still has to be more than your very own shrink, and reach out to the audience and rise above psychodrama interplay more suited to the therapist couch.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Because dark secrets always summon flashbacks, the telling of Tom's plunges us back to Greenwich Village, circa 1973. Sideburns sprout, classic rock proliferates and lapels run amok. Then the horror really begins.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Duchovny displays a firm sense of time and place and genuine affection for all his characters, offering up plenty of amusing running gags and, most courageously, unabashed emotion.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

While his script is good, even poetic at times, it certainly cannot be called an outstanding effort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A awesome film. When I first picked up this film from a pawnshop I put it on my watch someday stack. Well a few weeks ago it came to the top of the pile and I… More
Sunil Jawahir
Not very original.
Leigh Ryan
So sweet. I highly recommend this movie.
Kevin M
I really appreciate Duchovny for having spearheaded this family project, directing and acting as the adult male lead. There isn't any violence, action, or… More
Dannielle Albert
Very heartfelt, realistic movie. I just fell in love with the character of the little boy. All the characters were memorable. I just don't really see the… More