What Just Happened? Reviews

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September 2, 2020
What Just Happened is artistically disjointed and lacking in courage. Apparently the stellar cast wanted to make a hard-hitting piece-the various performers worked for scale.
November 4, 2018
The laboured, almost morose storytelling style doesn't help.
December 30, 2017
The satire lacks the bite of The Player.
August 15, 2011
Precise, smart, and very funny in its specifics but rather clumsy and obvious when it comes to the big picture.
May 6, 2011
August 30, 2009
Worth seeing, especially for people interested in the inner workings of the Hollywood machine, but don't go in expecting a laugh a minute.
May 24, 2009
It's a pungent film about Hollywood power and a useful manual for young producers on how to stay upright in Hollywood or at least, how to lose your soul with grace.
May 22, 2009
It's not Bowfinger but it's well worth the ticket.
May 22, 2009
In an era where old rope such as Fast & Furious can strangle the box office, any reminder of Hollywood's clueless cynicism is more than welcome.
May 21, 2009
What Just Happened, despite an air of crisis, feels sluggish and plodding.
May 21, 2009
An insider's Hollywood story, Barry Levinson's film lacks the bite of other admired "movie movies", such as The Player, or way back, The Bad and the Beautiful.
May 20, 2009
I don't think it's particularly funny and I think that's the problem with the film. I think it wants to be funny.
May 20, 2009
It's a shame that the film doesn't ever really take off into the stratosphere, because so many of the ingredients are funny and revealing. But this is just another case where it was a better read than a film.
May 20, 2009
A welcome return to form from Robert De Niro, who has not been so proactively reactive on-screen for many, many years.
May 20, 2009
It's also mercifully free of the kind of phony pretensions to subversion and irreverence that weighed down, say, Robert Altman's The Player.
May 16, 2009
The film must have great resonance in Hollywood, which loves nothing more than to see its innards hung out in proud dirty linen fashion, but the nebulous structure and meandering storytelling leaves the rest of us a little dissatisfied.
April 23, 2009
Based on the Art Linson autobiography, this half-baked insider parody tries hard to be madcap.
March 22, 2009
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February 27, 2009
More understated than sidesplitting, this biting satire of showbiz offers an amusing enough inside peek at what life might be like in Tinseltown to remain recommended, its mostly inside industry jokes notwithstanding.
February 27, 2009
There are a few other clever pokes at Hollywood, but many of the jokes, including a subplot about a Sean Penn thriller that needs fixing, falls flat.
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