Happy, Texas


Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    What makes the film ultimately successful, though, is the outstanding comic talents that inhabit it, especially Zahn and Macy.
  2. 60
    A wonderful premise that delivers solid laughs and has a heart as big as the state in which this farce unfolds.
  3. 50
    Its charm and humor will be overshadowed for some by the exploitation of gay stereotypes--which is ironic, since their arch usage ultimately allows the movie to be progressive, if only slightly.
  4. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    Illsley's fine cast, with a riotous contribution from William H. Macy as the sheriff who falls for Harry, plays out the comedy without condescension.
  5. If we had a story we could believe, we'd be in stitches.
  6. 50
    A humble comic fable, puttering along with a sunny grin, a goofy sentimentality, and not much else.
  7. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    All the right elements for a rollicking farce, except one: The movie isn't funny.
  8. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Thank heaven for William H. Macy, whose portrayal of Happy's sheriff strikes the only honest note in a film that earns its laughs the cheap way.

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