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The Happiness of the Katakuris

R In Theaters 07/26/2002 , 113min.
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Dave Kehr
The New York Times
It's all very zany. Occasionally it is even madcap. You would almost be tempted to smile at times, albeit weakly, if it weren't for Mr. Miike's habit of pounding home every joke with exaggerated reaction shots. Full Review
David Rooney
Variety
An unexpected departure off the map, flinging together elements of Alpine musical, ghoulish Jan Svankmajer-style claymation and a family portrait so hokey it makes the Brady Bunch look hip. Full Review
Janice Page
Boston Globe
If there's one image that sums up the filmmaking style of Takashi Miike, it's the close-up of a bubbling hot pot on the family dinner table. Full Review
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
Occasionally, this film is funny and cute. When the family's little girl narrates, it reaches a level of humor that is ironic and endearing. Full Review
Ken Fox
TV Guide
Grisly, yes, but it's all done in fun; having tried his hardest to shock audiences with his previous films, it now appears Miike simply wants to entertain, and he pulls out all the stops. Full Review

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