Shithouse

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A disarmingly tender look at young adult ennui, this Shithouse don't stink.
  • , 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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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Well pitched and briefly suggesting a less intellectually ambitious kid brother to Before Sunrise, the film's only serious misstep is its name...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David HarrisSpectrum Culture
    Despite its crappy title, Shithouse is alternatingly charming and frustrating.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Doug JamiesonThe Jam Report
    One of the most authentic young adult narratives in years.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    There's something immensely and intimately relatable about S#!%house...a phenomenal feat by a filmmaker whose name we probably should get used to hearing. Honestly, the only thing about this movie that doesn't work wonderfully is its title.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    It's a sweet and simple narrative which makes excellent use of time and circumstance to convey, at least in a general sense, the mixture of freedom and malaise defining the college dormitory experience.
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