Happy New Year
Happy New Year (1973)

The ever-reliable Claude Lelouch serves up another romance-and-adventure combination plate with Happy New Year. Simon (Lino Ventura) is doing prison time, due to a jewel-theft caper. The police still have not recovered the loot, so Simon… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 13, 1973
DVD 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

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