Happy End Reviews

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June 3, 2020
If you're looking for timeless analysis of the ludicrous resilience of the ruling class, see Buñuel's deliciously surreal Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
April 3, 2020
If Michael Haneke should die before he wakes, I pray the Lord his soul to take, along with this half-baked sequel to his magnificent Amour (2012).
January 27, 2020
Michael Haneke's weakest effort in years. Family alienation was better dealt with in Caché.
January 15, 2020
[A] disturbing treatise on family and institutional corruption.
October 14, 2019
The level of intelligence, precision and discipline involved boggles the mind.
October 10, 2019
Wickedly superb social satire, and the little bit of sugar evident in [Haneke's] latest formulation only allows the lacerations to cut deeper.
July 12, 2019
It remains an uncomfortable, precise piece, with extraordinarily well-directed actors.[Full Review in Spanish]
June 8, 2019
With satire, sorrow and secrecy bathing in dark corners and also in broad daylight, "don't worry, be happy" never felt so difficult.
June 3, 2019
Haneke seems less like an uncompromising social satirist and more like a pernicious scold, taking a one-dimensional "kids these days" position on modern technology.
February 19, 2019
It's a fascinating story...filled with a rich cast of characters who are played by a brilliant ensemble cast.
January 31, 2019
Even familiar in tone and less effective than previous material, Happy End feels destructive inside out, and the Austrian helmer shows it with a sardonic artistic touch.
January 18, 2019
Happy End is the most recent and brilliant chapter of an ideological and cultural journey on the decadency of the bourgeois society in Europe. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2018
A film with people you wouldn't want to spend five minutes with, let alone two hours.
November 3, 2018
Who knew that the scariest thing in Happy End is not voyeurism, not euthanasia, not psychosexuality, not animal cruelty but white privilege?
October 22, 2018
There's not an undamaged person in Happy End.
August 28, 2018
Still, don't let your eye wander because too many frames contain a startling image, and this filmmaker won't insist that you notice.
August 27, 2018
When Michael Haneke makes a film titled Happy End, there's a very good chance that it will be anything but that.
August 22, 2018
In any other director's hands, the engagement with technology might seem cheap, but in Haneke's it holds together.
July 23, 2018
This is not a perfect introduction to his work, but for those of us who come forward for every visual and emotional whipping he serves up, it is a welcome addition to the cannon. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
July 20, 2018
Unmistakably a Haneke film. [Full Review in Spanish]
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