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Accidents Happen Reviews

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August 26, 2010
Star power helps Happen immensely, giving this dreary, confused picture a lift when it needs it the most. Too bad Davis couldn't fill all the roles. The film could've benefited with a little more of her personality.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 6, 2010
What emotional life there is in this set up - and with so much is going on, there isn't much - is crushed by dreadful narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2010
The main appeal of this modest and rambling slice of life is writer Brian Carbeeā(TM)s delicious dialogue, which provides Davis with a string of amusing and acidic verbal put-downs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2010
It's as if Carbee and Lancaster were unsure themselves: were they making a bitter-sweet, ironic memoir of adolescence? Or were they making a melodrama? Both tone and pace jerk all over the place...
April 22, 2010
This take-no-prisoners family flick is not your average suburban trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2010
It's left to Davis to rise above the limitations of the material, and she does so valiantly, but the scenes lack the wallop of the intended emotional payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2010
Accidents Happen quite easily commits the menu of sins that have long dogged Australian films: bad direction, unfocused story, thin characterisation, emotional incoherence and almost no idea what type of film it is supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
April 21, 2010
I think this is an extraordinary film, it's like no other I can think of in this country's history.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
April 21, 2010
It's cloaked in dark humour, but has a profoundly moving core, and while grief is one of its themes, it's not remotely depressing. It's cathartic. It aims at the sorts of emotions that many of us have carefully kept buried, only to release them.
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