Directed by Adrienne Mitchell

…a nicely underplayed turn by guest baddie Serge Houde…

- Bill Brioux, BRIOUX.TV

Serge Houde plays the episode's villain,

and half his performance isn't in the dialogue he says,

but in how he reacts to what others say.

It's nice to see a series where the filmmakers trust their actors enough

to linger on a close up or reaction shot.

- D.K. Latta,

Recently he received a Leo nomination

for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series

for his role as a drug kingpin on CTV’s Played.

-  Sabrina Furminger, WE


Directed by Jon Cassar

…a terrific Sam Giancana (Serge Houde,

and where has this formidable actor been all of Martin Scorsese's life?). 

- Tom Carson, GQ Magazine

Houde brings badda-bing, badda-boom swagger to his role as crime boss Sam Giancana.

- Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press,

He has that steely stare that all those mafia bosses seem to have.

He could scare you without a gun. He was wonderful.

He is in pivotal scenes that tell the story of the Mafia connection to the White House.

And Serge was wonderful in portraying that scary persona.

Of course, in real life he’s an absolute sweetheart, but I find that’s often the case.

Usually the worst, meanest guys on film are the nicest on the set.

- Director Jon Cassar in interview with Gayle Macdonald, The Globe and Mail


Directed by Jonathan Levine

Serge Houde's performance is one of the few horribly believable portrayals of Alzheimer's

I've seen lately. The look of spaced-out absence and perennial curiosity he knows

not to try to satiate because he'll just forget it is all too real for me and my experiences

with my grandfather. When Adam tells his father he loves him late in the film,

Houde's uncomprehending face and gentle but neutral one-word response

was so familiar I burst into tears.

- Jake, Not Just Movies

But the scene that moved me the most is when Adam is heading into surgery 

and he tries to reassure his essentially non-verbal dad (Serge Houde) who has Alzheimer’s. 

So much happens in this scene with so little dialogue.

- Review by Maureen, ONE MOVIE, FIVE VIEWS

Serge Houde, I think, deserves special mention for just nailing his part as well

and displaying so much emotion through mostly no dialogue.

Zac Oldenburg, Review STL

Nuanced observations underlie the comedy. 

An emotional moment between Adam and his Alzheimer's-stricken dad (Serge Houde)

is lovingly conveyed.

- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

Adam finally grows closer to his parents. In one of Gordon-Levitt’s best scenes,

he bonds with his dad (Serge Houde) who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

- Secret Agent Gal Movie Reviews .Com

This has been an Alzheimer’s summer with Friends with Benefits

Rise of the Planet of theApes and now this. 

Serge Houde plays Richard and definitely does the most subtle

and probably most accurate portrayal of the disease.

- Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review

Serge Houde plays Adam’s father who has Alzheimer’s

and some of the best moments I got out of the film

were just watching the little things they had him do to sell the character.”


Scenes with Adam, his Alzheimer's-stricken father (Serge Houde),

and his worrywart of a mother (Angelica Huston)

offer some sincere, tear-jerky emotional healing.

- R. Kurt Osenlund, SLANT MAGAZINE

Adam’s dad (portrayed by Serge Houde) may have had a minimal presence in the film,

he does it so well that it is worth mentioning.

- Kevin Entrekin, The Morning Thunder Buffalo


Directed by Jeremy Peter Allen

High-caliber performances…Houde brings distinction to his variations on Parlington,  

an official who has begun to doubt his capacities.

- Richard Kuipers, Variety

Played with effective, Harold Pinter-like gravitas by Serge Houde.

- David Gilmour, The Globe and Mail

The acting of Roy Dupuis and Serge Houde is exceptional.                                          

The whole movie is those two.

- Yann Martel (Author: Life of Pi) with Jeanette Kelly, CBC Arts Report

Serge Houde is staggering.

We are witness to an amazing duel between actors, which by its very strength,     

reminds us of the duo Sean Penn - Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking.

- Marie-Christine Blais, La Presse

Serge Houde dominates.

At last, a starring role for Serge Houde…remarkable, flawless and extremely nuanced 

as a Prison Director tormented by his Professional Ethics.

- Denis Cote, ICI

Chances are Serge Houde will be attracting a lot of attention.

- Michel Desautels, Sans frontieres, Radio-Canada (French CBC)

He is good. He is solid. And he has to act, not with the flamboyance that Roy Dupuis

can allow himself, but he has to act with restraint.

- Bernard Michaud with Marie-France Bazzo, Indicatif Present, Radio-Canada

Serge Houde is quite simply fascinating. One of the best Quebec Films in recent years.

- Georges Privet, …Ecran Libre, Tele-Quebec

Serge Houde’s astonishing portrayal as the Prison Director is outstanding.

- Michel Therrien, Le Journal De Montreal 

But especially the Prison Director, skillfully portrayed by Serge Houde.

The Director is the Ariadne's Thread connecting the various sections of the film.

Imperceptibly, from one segment to the other, Serge Houde’s character,

initially a prisoner to the execution procedure, gradually manifests his humanity

and his revolt against his role as the States’ Agent-of-Death. Faced with Roy Dupuis’ flamboyant interpretations, Houde counters with the subtle use of nuance. 

- Odile Tremblay, Le Droit

Serge Houde was the film’s revelation…

He’s an actor who has an exceptional capacity for doing small things.

He’s Roy’s counterpoint. He must remain cold and stoic, but at the same time,

we have to sense the cracks and twitches. He was fantastic at conveying the idea

that even though he was holding himself back, that things were boiling inside. 

- Jeremy Peter Allen in interview with Gilles Carignan, Le Soleil

A formidable presence! He was particularly good; he’s able to maintain

an unshakeable presence, all the while always remaining just on the edge of breaking.

We sense that within the Director there is a man who is truly tormented.
- Rene Homier-Roy, C’est Bien Meilleur Le Matin, CBC Radio-Canada

A remarkable performance. He’s an actor of disquieting authority;

but with such charisma and screen presence...

It was high time he was given a staring role.

- Marie-Christine Trottier in interview with Michel Desaultel, CBC Radio-Canada

Harry Parlington (played with unnerving perfection by Serge Houde)...

- Sarah Rowland, Mirror

A magnificent Parlington. Faced with his character’s dilemma,

the actor proves to be very talented at making us feel his innermost turmoil

without anything ever showing on the surface.

Dupuis and Houde engage in an astonishing duel, all very nuanced and extremely moving.  

- Gilles Carignan, Le Soleil

MANNERS OF DYING proves to be a powerful verbal and psychological sparring match between Barlow and Parlington, a man more torn between his duty and his principles

than it would seem. Playing the Director is Serge Houde (Pierre Laporte in Pierre Falardeau’s OCTOBRE), whose acting strength is mesmerizing. The intransigence of his character reinforces his contradictions when faced with the absurdity of the macabre staging surrounding the Execution. His anguish touches us, prompting a humanitarian reflection

on the ethics of the Death Penalty.

- Stephanie Bois-Houde, Le Clap

The performances by the two actors in this film, Roy Dupuis and Serge Houde,

are extraordinary. 

- Marie-Louise Arsenault, …Ecran Libre, Tele-Quebec

“There is a dramatic progression that we observe through the character of the Prison Director. And it’s because of him, that the cracks in the Execution Procedure are revealed.”

The Prison Director, Harry Parlington (skillfully played by Serge Houde) must oversee

Kevin Barlow’s Execution. Playing characters at opposite ends of the spectrum,

the two actors engage in a forceful duel.

- Jeremy Peter Allen in interview with Manon Dumais, Voir 

A great moment in Cinema…

two actors giving everything they have for the joy of acting, magnificently it must be said, incredible roles that few could have performed as flawlessly, subtly or credibly.

The challenge was substantial; the finished product, sublime.

- Martin Page, Freelance Film Critic


Directed by Pierre Falardeau

Houde is also top-notch as the kidnap victim, in a tough role

that requires him to spend much of the film blindfolded and strapped to a bed."
- Brendan Kelly, Variety

His performance is seamless, dignified, and very believable.
- Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail

Critics generally found Octobre taut and provocative

and praised actor Serge Houde as Laporte.”
- TIME magazine

Houde gives a moving performance as Laporte…

It’s the smallest role in terms of dialogue and action, but the biggest in terms of impact.
- Fred Haeseker, Calgary Herald

Falardeau claims that he was so moved by actor Serge Houde’s portrayal of Laporte,

he worried that the audience would have no emotional energy left for the felquistes.
- Maurie Alioff, Take One

Serge Houde’s portrayal of the Labour Minister is flawless and passionate.

“I can still see him during the audition, in his three-piece suit”, recalls Pierre Falardeau.

“I thought to myself: Now there’s my minister. And I wasn’t mistaken.”
- Marc Andre Joanisse, Le Droit

Serge Houde plays Pierre Laporte with moving force and dignity.
- Georges Privet, Voir

Serge Houde is truly admirable in the role of the soon to be executed Labour Minister.       

A role for which he received thunderous applause on Opening Night.
- Huguette Roberge, La Presse

If you saw Pierre Falardeau’s excellent film Octobre, you’ll have noticed Serge Houde

(hilarious as a sadomasochist in Love & Human Remains),

yet so tragic in the role of the doomed Minister Pierre Laporte."

- Francine Grimaldi, La Presse


Directed by Richard Cuipka

Houde is simply brilliant as Sheriff Mitchum.
- Jean-Christophe Laurence, La Presse

A supporting role for a leading actor.

- Denise Martel, Le Journal de Montreal

Serge Houde is excellent as the violent Sheriff.

- Agnes Gaudet, Echos Vedettes

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