Katakuri-ke no kôfuku


Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. The biggest surprise for Miike fans and musical lovers alike is that for all the black humor of this deliriously bizarre fantasy "Happiness" is a warmhearted film about sacrifice, support and four generations of family togetherness.
  2. 80
    A camp musical-comedy hoot. It comes on like an outrageous episode of "The Simpsons" or "South Park."
  3. 80
    A joyously demented musical-comedy built on a macabre foundation, like "The Sound Of Music" with a kickline of corpses.
  4. 75
    If there's one image that sums up the filmmaking style of Takashi Miike, it's the close-up of a bubbling hot pot on the family dinner table.
  5. 70
    Grisly, yes, but it's all done in fun; having tried his hardest to shock audiences with his previous films, it now appears Miike simply wants to entertain, and he pulls out all the stops.
  6. Though the result is a distant, hyperstylized exaggeration of form and movement, the film itself turns repetitive and exhaustive.

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