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  • Summary: Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddles, Albert Markovski (Schwartzman) seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other...which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    100
    The result is by far the most original comedy of the year. Russell might alienate some audience members here--but it’s possible they literally won't know what they're missing.
  2. 80
    A fresh, buoyant, mischievous and rather jolly meditation - if that's the word for a movie as divinely nuts as this one is - on the meaning of life in an unhappy world.
  3. A risky, foolish, intelligent comedy.
  4. Despite the unique premise and some truly inspired casting, the picture remains stuck in an existential rut of its own.
  5. 50
    Everyone up on the screen appears to be having so much fun, you wish the movie found a way to let you into the party.
  6. What in the Buddha's name is going on in I Heart Huckabees? Russell has come up with a grab bag of ideas that don't stick with you because they don't stick together.
  7. It's uncompromisingly bad, single-mindedly off-target.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 78
  2. Negative: 14 out of 78
  1. Jun 26, 2011
    8
    This film manages to convey interesting philosophies while still achieving its ultimate goal which is to be hilarious.Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg share some great scenes as do Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman.It's funny and compelling in equal measure Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    6
    It's about as frantic and as unpredictable as a hummingbird on blow, but David O. Russell's crack at existentialism does prove to be a clever and entertaining philosophical piece at times. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2010
    1
    This review contains spoilers. With such a great cast and with it seems to be an original script it could be a very clever and funny movie. But it fails in everyway, and gets boring after 30 minutes. Collapse

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