Happy End Reviews

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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.
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
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]
July 20, 2018
Happy End can be a frustrating deja vu for the viewer. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 16, 2018
Haneke made a comedy. Or this is the closest Haneke will come to making a comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
July 12, 2018
Haneke remains true to himself, and I'd even go as far as to say he's laughing at himself here. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 12, 2018
From its ingenious start to the nifty end, Haneke brings the viewers a full circle to this significant truth.
July 9, 2018
A light cinta-summa of themes, obsessions and characters of the Austrian filmmaker. (Complete review in Spanish in the Mexican newspaper Reforma).
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