Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day (2017)

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Happy Death Day puts a darkly humorous sci-fi spin on slasher conventions, with added edge courtesy of a starmaking performance from Jessica Rothe.

Michael Gingold
Time Out

Director Christopher Landon and screenwriter and comics veteran Scott Lobdell maintain modest tension and humor as they deliver tried-and-true genre standbys like loud music jump-scares, an unnaturally deserted hospital and red-herring suspects.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

There's a spunky charm to the Scream-meets-Groundhog Day thing, and the film is well-built. The problem is its chipper message.

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Eric D. Snider

If we're doomed to watch the same movies over and over (and we evidently are), at least this one makes an effort.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

But the film doesn't just find a clever way to refresh a maybe-calcified genre. It also overturns some of the genre's more puritanical tendencies.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie is no big deal, but its Groundhog Day conceit is kind of irresistible, and the genre blend seems right for this age of women seeking stability and empowerment.

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Katherine McLaughlin
The List

A slasher comedy that allows its leading lady to flip the bird at the usual clichés, instead of simply and sadistically punishing her.

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James Berardinelli

Happy Death Day is about 90 minutes long and, past the first half-hour, every minute is dumber than the one before it.

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Ryan Porter
Toronto Star

What makes Death Day feel so fresh is that this is all played with a whopper of a wink, pulled off by the considerable comedic talents of star Jessica Rothe, who successfully juggles the horror/comedy mash-up.

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Rebecca Pahle

Happy Death Day is stupid, but not in the fun way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Brendan Nicholls
The concept was good and the comparisons to Groundhog Day were there. My biggest issue is the weak reveal, I would have liked something a little more clever.… More
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What do you get when during development of this movie, you thought of someone's birthday and combining it with traditional horror film equipment? You get… More
Philip Price
The test for a movie that shows us the same thing over and over again is whether or not it makes us want to return to it over and over again. Does it use this… More
Thomas Drufke
We've had a nice little resurgence of great horror films the last few years, and Happy Death Day is no different. It's really not all that scary of a… More