Good Machine | Release Date: October 16, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 30 Critics
Positive:
26
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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Sharp, funny, sad and daring as it may be, Happiness is missing something. Its points are often too obvious, its shocks too juvenile. It's impressive but not transcendent. [23 Oct 1998]
100
Tragic, funny and deadpan dark, it's easily one of the best films of the year...It's the brutally unsentimental, intelligent, unflinching heart at the film's core that makes it a marvel.
100
One of the most troubling views of the human race I've seen in years. Luckily for us, its depressing, almost pathologically ironic vision is redeemed by the sublimity of Solondz' filmmaking. I first saw the film at Cannes last May and it's haunted me, both for its nastiness and its brilliance, ever since.
90
Happiness very quickly displays finesse and control, colored by a nearly exultant glee. [9 Nov 1998]