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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It may smell awful from a distance, especially if you have low tolerance for lowbrow humor, but up close this yarn about an unlikely golf star is fairly painless."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"there's still plenty of true immaturity to go around"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Fans of sport and brash, boisterous comedies will find a lot to love here."
‑ James Jennings, Film4
"This is a fun movie. I don't know how many times I've seen it now, but it never ceases to amuse me."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"There are about three minutes of funny material in Happy Gilmore, and pretty much all of them are in the trailer."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"You don't feel that Sandler and director Dennis Dugan are trying for the kind of subversiveness that might just make Happy's brutal anarchy more effective."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Adolescent humor at its best/worst. Lots of profanity."
‑ Alex Orner, Common Sense Media
"At the end of the day, it's exactly what most spectators would really love to see on the fairway."
‑ Darren Bignell, Empire Magazine
"Happy Gilmore provides Sandler with a perfect outlet for his character."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Superior disposable comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"Happy's tantrums, which the movie pretends are liberating explosions of self-expression, aren't nearly maniacal enough to reach comic delirium."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Sandler's serious moments are dramatically deadly, while a little of his comedy goes a long way."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"From beginning to end, there's not a slow moment in "Happy Gilmore," the Tiger Woods of gleefully idiotic comedy."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A bigtime guilty pleasure for me."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
More reviews for Happy Gilmore on Rotten Tomatoes

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