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The House that Jack Built

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USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through five incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.

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Based on 16 The House that Jack Built Cinema reviews, The House that Jack Built gets an average Cinema review score of 47. The score for all versions is 47 based on a total of 32 reviews.
4/4
www.slantmagazine.comCinema
The film becomes an even broader consideration of individual fascinations and follies, of ways of responding to art without the boundaries of morality and reason.
116d ago
B+/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
Whether there’s any worth to be found in The House That Jack Built will depend on the viewer’s interest in delving deep into von Trier’s tortured psyche.
116d ago
C+/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
Lars von Trier argues with himself in unpleasant serial-killer drama The House That Jack Built
116d ago
2.5/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
The film finds von Trier wrestling with the claims of misogyny and misanthropy that have followed him his entire career, but not in the way you’d expect. If anything, he leans i...
116d ago
50/100
variety.comCinema
Matt Dillon is spooky and possessed in Lars von Trier's serial-killer drama, a movie that keeps you grimly absorbed and shut out at the same time.
116d ago
2/5
www.empireonline.comCinema
Jack (Matt Dillon) is a serial killer. In a conversation with a mysterious stranger, Jack confesses some of his worst murders, committed, he believes, as a form of art. As they ...
116d ago
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The House that Jack Built release date for Cinema December 14, 2018 4 Months Ago (US)

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The House that Jack Built was released on Cinema 131d ago in the US and the UK.
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