What Just Happened? Reviews

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November 4, 2018
The laboured, almost morose storytelling style doesn't help.
December 30, 2017
The satire lacks the bite of The Player.
May 6, 2011
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 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
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.
February 12, 2009
It is hard to empathize with the petty problems of people living in luxurious houses the size of hotels when so many people in American have lost their homes.
February 1, 2009
Director Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? is about spoiled brats. But it's amusing.
January 31, 2009
Ao contrário do recente The Deal, este filme não exibe carinho nenhum por Hollywood (uma clara hipocrisia), o que tampouco o torna melhor do que aquela produção %u2013 ambos esforços terrivelmente inferiores ao genial O Jogador.
December 17, 2008
November 28, 2008
...has small delicious moments, but it's a slight and ultimately minor movie about people we either don't much care about or actively dislike.
November 28, 2008
Well, what happened is that one of the smartest Hollywood memoirs of recent times just got made into a rather disappointing film.
November 28, 2008
It's a struggle to maintain much interest - even if you get the Hollywood in-jokes courtesy of producer-turned-screenwriter Art Linson - and the feeling is unavoidable that it's been done before...and an awful lot better.
November 28, 2008
As a satire on Tinseltown, it's toothless.
November 28, 2008
Gags crash, timings tailspin, and celebrity guest stars (Bruce Willis, Sean Penn) wear the look that says, "I think we've come to the wrong party."
November 28, 2008
More cold than cute, De Niro's brilliance actually makes the film more confusing than it needs to be.
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