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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    The actors have enough appeal to keep it moving over the speed bumps. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Fresh and flip and enjoyable, it's a sci-fi-tinged romantic comedy that I urge you to seek out. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Happy Accidents is romantic perversity in reverse. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    D'Onofrio is a natural for the role of a romantic who just may be a freak. A highly physical actor, he ranges between sweetly awkward and a candidate for the kind of mental hospital shown in "Session 9." show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Essentially silliness crossed with science fiction. The actors make it fun to watch. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    D'Onofrio's affably wide-eyed weirdness generates not only pleasure, but a genuinely authentic conundrum, bouncing forward and backward toward the truth. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    "Happy Accidents" should retire Tomei's status as part of a show-biz urban legend and establish her once and for all as one of our most versatile and engaging performers. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Doesn't have the negative qualities of many big-studio romantic comedies, but it doesn't quite take flight. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Put in such an uncomfortable position, the audience needs something to fall back on, like chemistry between its stars. Here that's half-hearted at best. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This is an overlong film interesting chiefly for its performances. show more

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