Happily N'ever After Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
August 24, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 5, 2007
Happily N'Ever After is proof-positive that Europeans may have us beaten in soccer, wine and luxury cars, but they still can't make a decent 3-D cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 4, 2007
This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit and silliness for humor, and that doesn't begin to address how visually clunky this motion picture is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
January 4, 2007
Quantities of unimaginative CGI do nothing to perk up a barely sketched storyline. I spent the movie scratching my head over which audience the studio is hoping to profit from with this noisy rubbish. YouTubers? Tots with ADD?
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 5, 2007
N'ever was an apostrophe so misplaced, n'ever was the prospect of good cheer so perversely defeated.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 10, 2007
The CGI animation is third-rate and unimaginative. The screenplay isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is . . . In short, HAPPILYN'EVER AFTER is a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 4, 2007
Deeply lame.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
January 6, 2007
There's one great clue that the picture was not born in Hollywood: the heaving bosoms. Only the Germans would bestow such careful, pillowy attention to the bustline of the wicked stepmother and the flying witches.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
January 5, 2007
From the producers of the Shrek series comes this annoying Shrek ripoff, a wannabe fairytale spoof with no imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 11, 2007
The story...is as arbitrary and pointless as the apostrophe in the second word of the title...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 5, 2007
Bring one of those clip-on reading lights and a good book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 4, 2007
It wouldn't seem possible, but this is yet another fractured fairy tale in which the characters subvert their own genre in self-conscious, smart-alecky fashion.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 4, 2007
There is the requisite bathroom humor (though it's mild) and a wan effort to be a bit edgy by updating the looks of Cinderella. But it takes more than a spiffy short haircut to make a character memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2007
The rationale behind this unattractive animated comedy, a U.S.-German coproduction, seems to be that since it can't create a fairy-tale world of its own, it might as well riffle through many of the more familiar ones.
June 23, 2008
Despite attempts to turn the fairytale genre on its head, the characters are predictable stereotypes.
Ann Kelly
BBC.com
August 3, 2007
Clunkingly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 4, 2007
Not counting derivative, obnoxious, poorly animated, and woefully unfunny, what Happily is most of all is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2007
If you're old enough to read this sentence, you should probably go see something else.
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Misha Davenport
Chicago Sun-Times
January 5, 2007
As an animated film, it may share the bright palette of a Disney feature, but its computer animation lacks the polish and detail of a Pixar film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alex Chun
Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2007
Putting a spin on classic fairy tales is nothing new, and unfortunately that's just what the Shrek-lite animated feature Happily N'Ever After brings to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
August 23, 2010

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