The Happytime Murders Reviews

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January 8, 2019
In the end, The Happytime Murders offers what's in the trailer, and very little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2018
A restaging of the Sharon Stone no-panties scene from Basic Instinct allows audiences a peek at puppet pudenda -- if that strikes you as the height of hilarity, then knock yourself out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2018
If you are curious about raunchy and graphic puppet sex, then this might be just the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2018
As stuffed with otherwise useless material as a low rent puppet and twice as empty-headed.
November 6, 2018
There isn't nearly enough substance to sustain 90 minutes of a movie and before long it all begins to feel a bit repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 31, 2018
Avenue Poo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 15, 2018
The only audience that might conceivably be amused by The Happytime Murders is too young to buy tickets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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 12, 2018
There's not enough invention or material for 91 minutes of this and the only performance that feels particularly inspired here is Maya Rudolph who works her usual 'how-is-she-this-hilarious?' magic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 10, 2018
This is easily the worst film to play in theatres in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
October 5, 2018
The Happytime Murders turns out to be a place where good ideas went to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 2, 2018
Filthy, funny, far-out and from the seedy side of the street.
October 1, 2018
There's no way I can recommend this movie. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 26, 2018
The film has some decent gags at the margins, but its central conceit is never especially funny,
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 24, 2018
A stitched-together film that can't survive on a rote noir storyline, some human energy and too many gags about puppets gone wild.
September 19, 2018
One needs to have a very dark sense of humour to genuinely enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 17, 2018
It's amazing how much wasted space there is in a movie that's rolling credits at 81 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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