The Happytime Murders - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Happytime Murders Reviews

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October 30, 2018
It's refreshing to once again see a lowbrow comedy that can [simply] be lowbrow without declaring itself a hero just for existing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
October 24, 2018
A fun combination of live-action and puppets, "The Happytime Murders" is an outrageously raunchy look at what life may have been like on a certain "Street" if that show had taken place in the worse part of the worse town ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 12, 2018
Henson and company attempted something different here. It didn't always succeed, but enough of it works to warrant a mild recommendation...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2018
There's plenty to laugh at and indulge in The Happytime Murders and I think the voice-work by Barretta is a sensational highlight. Proving there's a solid comedy lurking beneath a script that struggles to find beats and moments when necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 2, 2018
Filthy, funny, far-out and from the seedy side of the street.
September 4, 2018
McCarthy is still great, and the human cast is supported by the brilliant and unappreciated Maya Rudolph, and the talented and subtle Elizabeth Banks. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2018
Where The Happytime Murders excels is in its humour, because it's very, very funny. But more than that, it's filthy. Utterly, gloriously, unapologetically, deeply, darkly, sexually filthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2018
The connoisseur of filth within me is pleased to report how wonderfully nasty much of the felted proceedings here are to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2018
Is it great cinema that we will hear about during Oscar season? Absolutely not. Is it fun, embarrassingly so? Yes. It pushes the envelope and a few buttons, but that's exactly what it promised to do..
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2018
You can get into characters' livelihood and forget that it's not a real person...the special effects were really seamless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2018
The puppet work is brilliant, the jokes (however tasteless) are often funny, and McCarthy and Barretta have a strong chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2018
It's an above-average, one-viewing wonder that at least manages to be more than a one-joke movie.
August 29, 2018
Put it this way: McCarthy is virtually a nun next to these X-rated puppets and she's still her usual bawdy self. Prepare to be shocked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2018
If the appealing, strictly for adults, premise runs out of steam, the film still delivers lots of silly wisecracks, absurd, potty-mouthed humour, bodily fluids and detailed world-building.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2018
It works as a 1980s-style buddy-cop movie, a love letter to that style. I was eating it up on that level as well.
August 27, 2018
The film is raunchy. It amounts to 90 minutes of profane, DNA-spewing nastiness with very little story to redeem it. I'm pretty sure that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
August 26, 2018
Perhaps the funniest tribute to Paul Verhoeven that has ever been shot. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 26, 2018
Yes, everything is quite uncomfortable indeed. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2018
Sort of 'The Big Sleep' meets 'Basic Instinct' meets 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse,' 'The Happytime Murders' wants you to laugh while never letting you forget that here is a hard-hitting parody of our racist, misogynistic society. Well, almost.
August 24, 2018
So long as you don't mind low-flying gags about sex, smut, violence and other adult topics you'll have a ball with this. This reviewer certainly found a lot of the film laugh-out-loud funny, mainly because of how elaborately preposterous it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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