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I Heart Huckabees Reviews

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
December 7, 2004
This movie is definitely geared toward blue-staters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 30, 2004
Never binds into a satisfying whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
November 28, 2004
A genuinely wonderful comedy, brought to life be a genuinely wonderful cast and an interesting director.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
November 26, 2004
For all its madcap whimsy, the film still manages to pack a much more powerful intellectual and moral punch than, say, your average Hollywood blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 20, 2004
Succeeds because it never takes itself that serious despite its heady premise.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 18, 2004
I heart this film! Do you like quirky comedies? Existential philosophy? Or at least, do you like (or need) to spend a little time reflecting on meaning in your life?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
November 8, 2004
[T]alk all they want, nothing the characters say alters the [simplistic] melodramatic mechanism.
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
November 7, 2004
The director of Three Kings asks: If all people want is cheap oil and Wal-Mart convenience, should liberals just give up?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 6, 2004
I Heart Huckabees combines slapstick humour, a witty, off-the-wall script and a collection of wonderful performances from its superb ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2004
Russell is a cool and clever director, with a vision all his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 6, 2004
To watch David O. Russell's zany farce is to see an alert mind at work, but the movie doesn't work. Huckabees is a distancing intellectual film with too small a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 5, 2004
David O. Russell continues to prove just how wacky a filmmaker he truly is. In "'Huckabees" the laughs are mixed, but the wackiness couldn't be more inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
November 2, 2004
While the director may have ambition to admire and career-risking courage to respect, the sad truth is his new movie has almost nothing to heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
November 1, 2004
In this chaotic style of skit moviemaking, plot resolutions are thrown at you like a multiple choice quiz.
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2004
Feel free to Honk if you love Huckabees, but don't be surprised if the person sitting next to you flips you the existential bird through their inner moon roof.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 30, 2004
Quirky enough for me to recommend it, but its self-satisfied braininess diminishes what could have been a truly wonderful film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 29, 2004
I have no idea what writer/director David O. Russell was trying to accomplish with this messy but not-quite-a-disaster of a movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
October 28, 2004
Those who find the film too confusing are missing the point -- there's no philosophy here to "get," just mockery of the folks who think there is.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 28, 2004
Trying to decode the film through its entertaining philosophical ramblings leads nowhere substantial... [Huckabees] is a vision of contemporary US divisiveness.
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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 28, 2004
plays entirely by its own rules. Russell has never been a filmmaker who kowtowed to convention... and the satiric 'Huckabees' is no exception.
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