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The Happiness of the Katakuris Reviews

January 17, 2003
It's weirdly -- and often wonderfully -- entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 5, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2002
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 | Original Score: 1/4
October 25, 2002
A kind of strange, existentialist comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2002
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.
October 25, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
None of this is nearly as hilarious as surely it was meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2002
A sour camp musical that trots out most of the standard signifiers of 'outrageousness.'
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 12, 2002
Aggressively uneven and frequently humdrum, it also reaches cheerfully ludicrous heights to which few films even aspire.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100