Happy Gilmore Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Happy Gilmore character is strange. I guess we are supposed to like him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Sandler's movie is worth a few laughs, but not many of the comic sequences are original, and even fewer are inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 3, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Happy's tantrums, which the movie pretends are liberating explosions of self-expression, aren't nearly maniacal enough to reach comic delirium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
April 15, 2008
There are about three minutes of funny material in Happy Gilmore, and pretty much all of them are in the trailer.
Malcolm MacLachlan
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
You probably already know if you think Adam Sandler is funny, so let that be your guide.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
November 22, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2002
Standard Adam Sandler vehicle.
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
As dumb as Caddyshack was, though, it seems like George Bernard Shaw compared to this poor stepchild. Back to stand-up, Adam Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A lame, unoriginal comedy that may offer a few scattered chuckles, but more often than not, serves up a bewildering series of bizarre non-jokes, supposedly ironic product placement, cheesy music cues, and tired sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
You don't feel that Sandler and director Dennis Dugan are trying for the kind of subversiveness that might just make Happy's brutal anarchy more effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's just a minor little film that you forget until the next Adam Sandler flick comes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 10, 2005
Lame, unfunny stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 15, 2008
[A] one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
Full Review | Original Score: D+

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