The Happytime Murders Reviews

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.
August 29, 2018
Fatally confuses crassness with subversion.
August 27, 2018
"The Happytime Murders" is, basically, disgusting. But even when it's reprehensible, it's not always bad.
Top Critic
August 24, 2018
This premise holds some promise, but The Happytime Murders is a joyless, soulless slog, wasting the efforts of co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Banks. (Only Maya Rudolph, playing Phil's ditzy but puppet-tolerant secretary Bubbles, escapes pity.)
August 24, 2018
A few critics are calling it the worst movie of the year. Unfair! This R-rated look at a serial killer running wild in a puppet-populated L.A., has what it takes to be a contender for worst of the decade.
August 24, 2018
Although "The Happytime Murders" isn't much fun to watch, it was clearly a blast to make.
August 24, 2018
I've been on "Sesame Street." I know Elmo. Cookie Monster is a friend of mine. "Happytime Murders," you're no "Sesame Street" . . . and you're not "Avenue Q" either.
August 24, 2018
Comedies this broad come down to percentage games and (in what has become a ritual for me, alas), I estimate less than 10 percent of screenwriter Todd Berger's jokes land.
August 24, 2018
Thanks must go to the underpaid puppeteers who crouched, ducked and manoeuvred all over Happytime's set, only for their physical labour to be used in service of a Sesame Street-meets-Bright mess.
August 24, 2018
The gags work, for awhile at least, and Berger's script is sharp enough that it never lets its juvenile edges get the best of it.