Happy Accidents

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    60
    The leads smooth over the plot holes endemic to all 4D fables, making the movie more than mere déjà vu.
  2. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    50
    This is an overlong film interesting chiefly for its performances.
  3. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    50
    D'Onofrio is a natural for the role of a romantic who just may be a freak. A highly physical actor, he ranges between sweetly awkward and a candidate for the kind of mental hospital shown in "Session 9."
  4. The actors make a good team in this film, and they're playing well-defined characters, but the script is so repetitive that we get mighty impatient for the mystery to be resolved.
  5. 50
    If you're willing to suspend a barrel or two of disbelief, then Happy Accidents has its moments.
  6. As impressive as it is in the abstract, all the detail ultimately drags the movie down and lengthens it unnecessarily.
  7. 50
    Put in such an uncomfortable position, the audience needs something to fall back on, like chemistry between its stars. Here that's half-hearted at best.
  8. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    42
    All guts, no glory and, worse, bad story.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 14, 2015
    4
    A slow burner of a movie which at some points the flame is all but extinguished.

    The story certainly opens avenues which could have, should
    A slow burner of a movie which at some points the flame is all but extinguished.

    The story certainly opens avenues which could have, should be been more visually enhanced along with the pace and character relations.

    I so wanted to watch this after waiting 15 years to see it and compose a great review but alas....

    Ultimately i wish I could back travel 15 years, watch this on VHS before the dawning of online review sites and save myself 5 minutes I will never get back.

    Not worth watching in my opinion unless there really is nothing else to watch.
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  2. Jun 1, 2014
    8
    Unexpected and beautiful. It plays like a mobius strip but without all the usual **** that comes with a time based plot. Glad I came acrossUnexpected and beautiful. It plays like a mobius strip but without all the usual **** that comes with a time based plot. Glad I came across this and would highly recommend it. It's unique and genuine. well-acted and without pretense. similar in feel to about time, which is another suberp time based romantic. Full Review »
  3. Jenn
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    I enjoyed the middle of the movie the most dreading the moment when something would ruin it for me and I'd end up hating the movie, but I enjoyed the middle of the movie the most dreading the moment when something would ruin it for me and I'd end up hating the movie, but that never happened. for now, this is my favorite movie, i cant get sick of watching this. don't expect sex, drugs or violence. just cuteness. you have to watch it a few times to catch everything. like who the "father" on the phone really is, etc. Full Review »