Happy Gilmore Synopsis
A powerful swing convinces a hockey player (Adam Sandler) he can join the PGA tour.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]
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Empire

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The real surprise is that it's a lot of fun, with Sandler becoming more personable as the film progresses, and a couple of truly...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Several strokes short of a respectable finish.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Adam Sandler is funny as the volatile hero, and the screenplay is just abrasive enough to keep the story surprising.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It may smell awful from a distance, especially if you have low tolerance for lowbrow humor, but up close this yarn about an unlikely golf...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tells the story of a violent sociopath. Since it's about golf, that makes it a comedy.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Adam Sandler stars in a one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
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30

TV Guide

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Sorry excuse for a comedy.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
A way-below-par golfing comedy.
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11

Austin Chronicle

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A lame, unoriginal comedy.
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Happy Gilmore

By marylandmoviegoers
I found the movie to be shallow with juvenile slapstick humor. The obligatory love-story part seemed awkward. My teenage daughter liked it, though. We compromised on a middle-rating....

FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER

By nix3lmmo
I am obsessed with Adam Sandler<333333 Funniest thing ever. Serisouly.. in life...

Perfect!

By D_Archuleta_luver21
I was laughing so hard watching this movie my mom actually asked what was wrong with me. I loved it, it was amazing and funny! I also love Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller! It's a must-see!...

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Great!

By panther96
A great comedy....

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loved it

By austin123456
the best adam sandler movie ever...

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST MOVIE IV'E EVER SEEN!

By Mr_Movie_Guy
I was sick one day and it was on and I put it on and a couple seconds after I put it on, I cracked up! I turned it on at the part where the guy bets him he can't hit the guy at the house. My favorite...

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ONE OF THE BEST SANDLER MOVIES!

By movielover3000
I loved Happy Gilmore. It is about a guy (Adam Sandler), who plays a golf tournament to get money for his grandmas home and while he does that he amazes everyone with how good he does. But the...

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Adolescent humor at its best/worst. Lots of profanity.
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