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  • Summary: When a would-be hockey player (Sandler) hits a golf ball 400 yards, he realizes that his true calling is in pro golf, so he trades in his skates for a 3-wood and a tee, and joins the PGA tour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]
  2. Reviewed by: Darren Bignell
    60
    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 side-splitting scenes.
  3. Adam Sandler is funny as the volatile hero, and the screenplay is just abrasive enough to keep the story surprising.
  4. 38
    Tells the story of a violent sociopath. Since it's about golf, that makes it a comedy.
  5. Adam Sandler stars in a one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    30
    Sorry excuse for a comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    Added together, there are about three minutes of funny material in Happy Gilmore, and pretty much all of them are in the trailer, leaving a sometimes painfully unfunny 90 minutes with which to contend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. JesseH
    May 23, 2009
    10
    The critics must've been on some pretty heavy shit, because this movie is fantastic. I laugh like hell every time I watch it.
  2. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    If you didn't like this film, it's probably because you where smashed in the head with a golf club..

    That or you have something against comedies. .
  3. Jun 25, 2012
    10
    Roger Ebert you are a fool! This film is one of the greatest comedies of all time! I don't think I go a day without saying "Shooter!". ThisRoger Ebert you are a fool! This film is one of the greatest comedies of all time! I don't think I go a day without saying "Shooter!". This one of my favorite films and everyone I know loves it so screw you critics the fans have spoken! I made this account because of this garbage. Im giving it a 10 to balance the ridiculous 31. But i'd give it an 80 overall. Expand
  4. EdM
    Sep 1, 2005
    9
    I think most Adam Sandler movies are absolute crap, but this movie is HILARIOUS, and I have *no clue* how it could have such a low score I think most Adam Sandler movies are absolute crap, but this movie is HILARIOUS, and I have *no clue* how it could have such a low score here! There really is no hope for movie reviews - if you're considering watching this, don't miss it because of the scores here. It's an absolute classic, laugh-out-loud, fall-out-of-your-chair funny. Man, I love this movie. Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2013
    8
    A genuinely funny and enjoyable film. Has a great story filled with some laughs, as well as some drama. The characters are interesting andA genuinely funny and enjoyable film. Has a great story filled with some laughs, as well as some drama. The characters are interesting and rootable, the villain is dastardly, etc. All in all, Happy Gilmore is truly a hole in one! Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2013
    7
    Adam Sandler has certainly made some terrible movies but Happy Gilmore, a film that is still talked about more than fifteen years after itsAdam Sandler has certainly made some terrible movies but Happy Gilmore, a film that is still talked about more than fifteen years after its release, is certainly not one of them. Sure the movie pretty much relies on one joke, namely the fact that Gilmore is an angry hockey player playing golf, but from than one joke it is able to produce more than enough laughs to warrant a watch. Expand
  7. May 27, 2014
    0
    Typical Adam Sandler film, awful product placement, people getting hurt for cheap laughs, celebrity cameos, and an awful script. It is kindaTypical Adam Sandler film, awful product placement, people getting hurt for cheap laughs, celebrity cameos, and an awful script. It is kinda sad that people pay to see this Expand

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