Shithouse

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A disarmingly tender look at young adult ennui, this Shithouse don't stink.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    Raiff's film is a DIY marvel.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    Through cinematographer Rachel Klein's intimate lens that values long takes and close-ups, Raiff on the whole transposes a youthful world on to the screen, adorned with profound existential worries of early adulthood.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peter DebrugeVariety
    There's real potential in this scrappy first feature.
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    Kevin CrustLos Angeles Times
    Even decades later, one can clearly remember the highs and lows, the small joys and the big heartaches, and "S-house" brings them home - whether you like it or not.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    Raiff deserves credit for an unexpectedly elliptical coda, but much of the chatter between the leads has the emo-tedium of dorm room blather.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    The movie is refreshingly honest about the stresses and depression that can come with being young, male, and unmoored.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It proves to be more sensitive than you would think from its vulgar title.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Piers MarchantArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    What makes the film work as well as it does, besides the writing, which is impressively sharp, is the great chemistry between Raiff and Gelula, which allows both characters to feel fully formed.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carla HayCulture Mix
    This 'slice of life' film realistically portrays that the college experience isn't just one big party ... The concept isn't very original, but there's enough authenticity in how this story is depicted that it can strike an emotional chord with people.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    EJ MorenoFlickering Myth
    Shithouse gets the proud honor of being the first great romantic comedy of this decade.
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