Happy New Year
Happy New Year (1973)

Claude Lelouch's Happy New Year is a heist film about thief Simon (Lino Ventura) who plots to rob a jewelry store, but who instead falls for the owner (Francoise Fabian) of the antique store located next door. Also known as The Happy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 12, 2003
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

More baloney from Claude Lelouch.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An entertaining but vacuous effort from Claude Lelouch.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It bubbles occasionally, but like low-calorie club soda.

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He tried a harsher approach in this introspective comedy caper flick but, as the relationship between Ventura and Fabian proves, he could never resist the roses.

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Time Out

Any exploration of such cynicism is largely dissipated by the surfeit of Gallic charm.

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"La Bonne Annee" starts with Simon(Lino Ventura) getting a New Year's parole from jail which stops him from doing anything desperate like his… More