Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. 38
    Tells the story of a violent sociopath. Since it's about golf, that makes it a comedy.
  2. Adam Sandler stars in a one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Sorry excuse for a comedy.
  4. A way-below-par golfing comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Joey O'Bryan
    A lame, unoriginal comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    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!". 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. Full Review »
  2. Dec 29, 2010
    It's Adam Sandler's best movie by a mile. It's really funny but I don't know why the hell this movie's metascore is 31. If you ask me it's worth at least a 70. And Ben Stiller is VERY FUNNY. Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2014
    Typical 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 Full Review »