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Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddles, Albert Markovski seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other--which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself. In an attempt to ferret out the meaning of these flukes, he consults Bernard and Vivian Jaffe, AKA the Existential Detectives, a pair of married metaphysicians who fearlessly investigate the mysteries at the core of their clients' secret innermost lives. Bernard and Vivian kick off their existential exploration of Albert Markovski by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This feverish state-of-the-split-nation address finds Russell tossing everything that matters -- and more -- into the pot, and producing a pretty indigestible and very messy stew."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"So willfully, smugly eccentric that it grows tiresome rather quickly."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"I ♥ Huckabees is a rarity-a tremendously optimistic film for a truly dark time."
‑ Gavin Smith, Film Comment Magazine
"I have no idea what the film is really all about, but this top line cast makes it so much fun, it doesn't seem to matter."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Despite an outstanding cast of actors and some funny moments, I never cared enough to believe that this movie was anything other than pretentious; the kind of movie they might show in Philosophy 101 classes."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"A rewarding- frustrating smart-silly comedy of pretentious- modest ambitions."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Adventurous, challenging and filled with small moments of delight. Unfortunately, it's also self-indulgent, repetitious and the sort of movie you wish was great but isn't."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Brilliant existential comedy for adults only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Metaphysics, madness and Mancala meet in this fun, fresh and overtly philosophical tale about, well, all kinds of things, really."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Maddeningly uneven but mildly amusing."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Russell is obviously working out his considerable angst ... but in an admirable attempt to opt for a manic, stream of consciousness energy, he ends up annoying his audience instead."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"You have to give everyone involved credit for mounting a joke that, if not of Dadaist proportions, should prove pretty funny to everyone except the rubes who wander in expecting to see something they can comprehend."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Russell directs an excellent cast in a thought provoking existential comedy that is very funny and very well acted."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"If you're up for it, you'll discover a fresh, funny little romp unafraid to tackle the biggest issues of all."
‑ Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
"Si vous êtes prêt à suivre à votre maximum d'attention une comédie qui ne semble pas faire beaucoup de sens, vous risquez [...] de vous y retrouver."
‑ Louis-Jérôme Cloutier, Panorama
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