Movies Like The Happiness of the Katakuris

Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
27% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
67% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
73% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Happiness of the Katakuris Reviews

David Rooney
Variety
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April 3, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's weirdly -- and often wonderfully -- entertaining.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2003
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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December 10, 2002
Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
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By the second hour, Miike's story fails to punctuate its powerful setup, and the work, much like the family itself, ends up a tangled mess.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 5, 2002
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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There are so many moments in Happiness of the Katakuris that beg us to walk out on the movie, it's hard to pick just one.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 27, 2002
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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A kind of strange, existentialist comedy.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2002
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
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An amusing scenario, until even Miike seems to lose his taste for the oddly sweet concoction and allows the film to drift aimlessly to a rainbow-hued finale.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 25, 2002
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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It's a ball when it works, which is why fans of Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Francois Ozon's 8 Women, and other darkly inspired, genre-bending musical fusions must introduce themselves to the Katakuris.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 25, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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None of this is nearly as hilarious as surely it was meant to be.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 17, 2002
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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A sour camp musical that trots out most of the standard signifiers of 'outrageousness.'

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

August 15, 2002
Mike D'Angelo
Time Out New York
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Aggressively uneven and frequently humdrum, it also reaches cheerfully ludicrous heights to which few films even aspire.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 65/100

August 12, 2002
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