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Happiness Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 20, 2009
Exhibits an almost pitch-perfect balance between condescension and compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 17, 2007
Happiness is tough stuff -- quietly confrontational, genuinely haunting, and, most disturbing of all, unexpectedly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 10, 2006
By far Solondz's best film, an original exploration of American suburban angst, with three Chekhovian sisters at the center and a gallery of "deviant" characters that are presented with humor in non-judgmental way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
September 24, 2003
It'll soon have you quoting German existential philosophers in coming to terms with it . . .

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Even in the darkest, sickest moments, there's always some kind of humor [but] what makes this comedy superior to most is that it remains painfully sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Some truly hilarious moments, but I spent most of the film with my mouth hanging open in shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
We are talking humor here in a shade of black that a raven would envy.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Lethem
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
I, for one, would be thrilled to see Solondz's heart open in his future work. But it would be a mistake to flinch from the greatness of Happiness in the meantime.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 6, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
David Sterritt
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Xan Brooks
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Matt Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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