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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
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,...
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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75

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
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...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
I can't imagine anyone not feeling entertained by Happy, Texas.
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75

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
It's a funny and occasionally poignant movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The performances are first-rate, with the always inventive Macy a standout as the hopeful, tormented Chappy, and Zahn a scream as the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of those comedies that doesn't pound us on the head with the obvious, but simply lets us share vast amusement.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A comedy of '90s sexual inclusiveness as effervescent as a cold sody pop -- and about as intoxicating.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Illsley's fine cast, with a riotous contribution from William H. Macy as the sheriff who falls for Harry, plays out the comedy without...
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Neither the actors nor their characters engender much affection.
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Rated R | For adult humor, explicit language, violence, sexual situations