Hector And The Search For Happiness Reviews

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December 23, 2014
Hector may indeed learn that narcissism stands in the way of happiness, but he also walks away with his privileges intact and unchallenged.
October 24, 2014
Staggering out of Hector and The Search For Happiness, I had the impression of having witnessed an unequivocal fiasco, a film no human being would be likely to enjoy.
October 17, 2014
Think of EAT, PRAY, LOVE which has a similar sort of journey and this is so much better than that.
October 2, 2014
A movie bearing as faux-naive a title as this has to make a pretty good case for itself. This it decidedly does not do.
October 2, 2014
This tone-deaf story about a shrink healing himself should come with a bottle of tranquilizers for every patron.
October 2, 2014
Potential peeps out occasionally in Hector and the Search for Happiness, but then flounders and gets lost in a bland sea of sentimentality and cultural myopia.
September 26, 2014
While there's limited value in Hector's search for happiness and the dozen-plus "lessons" he learns about the emotional state, the film works nicely as a character piece.
September 26, 2014
This film is a winner. It will not only entertain you, but also make you think about what it takes to bring happiness into your own life.
September 26, 2014
A rancid, insulting, and cynical dramedy about a man who travels around the world to reconnect with his soul.
September 25, 2014
With a final summation of "Don't worry, be happy," clearly the Search for Happiness itself was to provide more entertainment.
September 25, 2014
A sweet-natured film that flounders a bit before reaching its satisfying destination, "Hector and the Search for Happiness" is about precisely what its title indicates.
September 25, 2014
A gentle fable, if you don't look too closely or find whimsy cloying.
September 25, 2014
It's important that, as we follow Hector's travels and travails, we see him as well-intentioned but flawed. Pegg allows that to come through.
September 25, 2014
"Hector and the Search for Happiness" tries hard, but fails. Miserably.
September 25, 2014
The life lessons are patronizingly simple, and the views of exotic locales seem to have come out of an in-flight magazine.
September 25, 2014
Spoiler alert: Happiness has to do with loving others and self-acceptance.
September 25, 2014
Although Hector goes to places that are actually on a map, in reality each trip is a journey to Clicheland, where stereotypical characters do stereotypical things, for Hector's observation, excitement and, sometimes, disappointment.
September 24, 2014
The promise is buried under cutesy touches, bland platitudes, wildly veering tone, and a rushed bid for profundity at the end.
September 24, 2014
What possibly could have possessed a comedian as sharp as Simon Pegg to squander his gifts on a movie as soggy as Hector And The Search For Happiness?
September 19, 2014
It culminates in a weepy climax that verifies its status as a proud hunk of propaganda from America's massive self-help industry.
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