What Just Happened? Reviews

  • Aug 04, 2019

    What Just Happened has it's moments. It's fun at spots. It's not Wag The Dog however.

    What Just Happened has it's moments. It's fun at spots. It's not Wag The Dog however.

  • Jul 02, 2018

    Good photography, good acting, predictable situations and dumb jokes. About as intelligent as a middling TV sitcom.

    Good photography, good acting, predictable situations and dumb jokes. About as intelligent as a middling TV sitcom.

  • May 17, 2016

    Expected to see more of Sean Penn. De Niro was really good though, been while since he performed a respectable character. Though this film is 8 years old.

    Expected to see more of Sean Penn. De Niro was really good though, been while since he performed a respectable character. Though this film is 8 years old.

  • May 02, 2015

    There are some funny and inspiring moments, but overall What Just Happened is too shallow and doesn't have much satirical bite. De Niro and Willis are great though.

    There are some funny and inspiring moments, but overall What Just Happened is too shallow and doesn't have much satirical bite. De Niro and Willis are great though.

  • Mar 21, 2015

    (52%) Without doubt a film that assumes that the audience is as interested in the behind the scenes of the Hollywood movie making industry as it is, yet for all its assumptions I still kind of enjoyed this one. Whether or not you may take anything from this depends on how much you like the idea of following around Robert DeNiro as a typical movie producer for just shy of two hours. Despite this supposedly on the outset to use a more subtle form of comedy, it in fact is full of much more simplistic methods to draw out the laughs, so expect many actor/director based outbursts, people falling into open graves, animal death based black humour, and test screening score cards covered with insults. None of which comes close to ever being subtle, but I thought overall it worked okay. The film in the long run doesn't have enough puff to go the distance, but as successful failures go, this ain't too bad at all.

    (52%) Without doubt a film that assumes that the audience is as interested in the behind the scenes of the Hollywood movie making industry as it is, yet for all its assumptions I still kind of enjoyed this one. Whether or not you may take anything from this depends on how much you like the idea of following around Robert DeNiro as a typical movie producer for just shy of two hours. Despite this supposedly on the outset to use a more subtle form of comedy, it in fact is full of much more simplistic methods to draw out the laughs, so expect many actor/director based outbursts, people falling into open graves, animal death based black humour, and test screening score cards covered with insults. None of which comes close to ever being subtle, but I thought overall it worked okay. The film in the long run doesn't have enough puff to go the distance, but as successful failures go, this ain't too bad at all.

  • Feb 05, 2015

    It has a couple of laughs, but all in all this movie is pretty disappointing. One of De Niro's worst films.

    It has a couple of laughs, but all in all this movie is pretty disappointing. One of De Niro's worst films.

  • Nov 11, 2014

    I didn't enjoy this film at all. It's not a comedy. The 'goings on' in the Hollywood Film industry are probably silly enough to be true ! And the Marriage counselling scenes make you cringe not laugh ! How did the big name stars agree to be involved in making this film ? Give it a miss !

    I didn't enjoy this film at all. It's not a comedy. The 'goings on' in the Hollywood Film industry are probably silly enough to be true ! And the Marriage counselling scenes make you cringe not laugh ! How did the big name stars agree to be involved in making this film ? Give it a miss !

  • Jul 24, 2014

    Wait--this was supposed to be funny? Nevertheless, it wasn't bad just meh.

    Wait--this was supposed to be funny? Nevertheless, it wasn't bad just meh.

  • Mar 08, 2014

    Tame "inside Hollywood" satire that pales in comparison to other Hollywood satires like David Mamet's "State and Main" and Levinson's own "Wag the Dog."

    Tame "inside Hollywood" satire that pales in comparison to other Hollywood satires like David Mamet's "State and Main" and Levinson's own "Wag the Dog."

  • Feb 05, 2014

    A veces de manera realista y a veces bastante exagerada y ridícula, What just happened? hace bien en mostrar ese lado al que algunos le prestan poca atención, eso que hay detrás del arte, es decir, los productores, el dinero y los negocios. Con diálogos no muy inteligentes, música agradable pero no remarcable, un Robert de Niro que siempre actúa de Robert de Niro y un ritmo bastante estable, What just Happened? logra mantenerte entretenido durante casi dos horas, sin llegar a ser espectacular. Más que buscar la reflexión, lo que buscan Levinson y Linson es meramente entretener con un tema que puede resultar interesante y hasta polémico dependiendo del punto de vista, sin dejar de lado el deseo de obtener la mejor respuesta posible en taquilla, valiéndose para este fin de actores de renombre (De Niro, Penn, Willis). Me parece que más allá de que sea o no una buena película, a la crítica en general no le agradó simplemente por el tema que toca y la manera en la que lo hace. No es una basura, pero tampoco una joya.

    A veces de manera realista y a veces bastante exagerada y ridícula, What just happened? hace bien en mostrar ese lado al que algunos le prestan poca atención, eso que hay detrás del arte, es decir, los productores, el dinero y los negocios. Con diálogos no muy inteligentes, música agradable pero no remarcable, un Robert de Niro que siempre actúa de Robert de Niro y un ritmo bastante estable, What just Happened? logra mantenerte entretenido durante casi dos horas, sin llegar a ser espectacular. Más que buscar la reflexión, lo que buscan Levinson y Linson es meramente entretener con un tema que puede resultar interesante y hasta polémico dependiendo del punto de vista, sin dejar de lado el deseo de obtener la mejor respuesta posible en taquilla, valiéndose para este fin de actores de renombre (De Niro, Penn, Willis). Me parece que más allá de que sea o no una buena película, a la crítica en general no le agradó simplemente por el tema que toca y la manera en la que lo hace. No es una basura, pero tampoco una joya.