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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Keeps the laughs coming, and a dynamo named Steve Zahn is the cheif reason why. It's a one-joke movie, but the cast knows how to sell it. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Anybody with a soft spot for fakers, who either identifies with them or just admires their chutzpah, is going to get a kick out of Happy, Texas. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Neither the actors nor their characters engender much affection. show more

  • 50
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Illsley's fine cast, with a riotous contribution from William H. Macy as the sheriff who falls for Harry, plays out the comedy without condescension. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The performances are first-rate, with the always inventive Macy a standout as the hopeful, tormented Chappy, and Zahn a scream as the lovably imbecilic Wayne. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Zahn's dazed and confused, droopy-mustached dude steals every scene he's in...a movie that will make you smile and put a lump in your throat. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is one of those comedies that doesn't pound us on the head with the obvious, but simply lets us share vast amusement. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    It's a funny and occasionally poignant movie. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    I can't imagine anyone not feeling entertained by Happy, Texas. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Don't expect a lot, and you'll probably enjoy Happy, Texas, as I did -- mostly. At the very least, Steve Zahn will make you laugh. show more

  • January 01, 2010 Carole
    Report This User

    This movie was so funny, I couldn't stop laughing. Steve Zahn was perfect as Jeremy Northam's sidekick. He steals the whole movie.

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