Happy End
Happy End (2017)

Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 2017
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Tallerico

It too often feels like Happy End is a bunch of ideas in search of a movie.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Haneke has delivered the Haneke film that Haneke-haters see in their heads when they think of a Haneke film: a series of disjointed, narratively oblique episodes showing people being inhumane to each other.

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Hilary A White
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

Uncomfortable laughter duels with sorry sighs as you reassess previous assertions that yours is the maddest family in the world.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

An exceedingly clever, thought-provoking and dark reflection on life, death and family relations

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Eric Kohn

Haneke's in such tight control of this material that he knows exactly how to mold such nastiness into a maze of tonal possibilities.

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Tom Shone
Sunday Times (UK)

Happy End disappoints. Once again we are invited to pick with hawk-eyed dispassion through the secrets of a rich, cruel family.

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Ben Croll

The film both demands and rewards our close attention, but Haneke is such a master -- his framing so precise, his form so rigorous -- that it sucks you in by default.

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Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

Haneke's integration of the ways we communicate and conduct our lives via phone and laptop feels uniquely effective.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A pitiless saga of privilege, complacency and a chilling disregard for the lives of others.

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