Happiness - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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