(2005)

Critic Reviews

70

Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Montenegro, the star of "Central Station," and her daughter make a remarkable pair. They hold your attention even when the emptily portentous story does not.
80
Full of looming symbolism, House of Sand is a brilliant tale following a family that brings a group of settlers into the middle of the desert to start a new life.
80
Variety
Magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.
80
At first House of Sand may seem like a stark tale of survival, but a surprisingly lush and colorful romance blossoms in its bleak and gorgeous desert setting.
80
As original as it is lovely.
70
L.A. Weekly
Andrucha Waddington's admirably pretentious epic of woman in nature makes the rare attempt to impart a purely visual experience
70
Salon.com
It's an impressive film, beautifully photographed and marvelously acted. But is it more than a set of undeniably gorgeous affectations?
67
The A.V. Club
House Of Sand is a gorgeous piece of cinema, but by the end, it just dries up and blows away.
63
After a positively thrilling first half, Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington's follow-up to his acclaimed 2000 debut "Me You Them" badly stumbles over an unfortunate casting strategy.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The House of Sand's director, Andrucha Waddington, lays on the Awesome Visual Poetry and throws in a welter of story gimmicks, but it's all a bit too fancifully arid.

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