• Release Date: Sep 17, 2010
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 26, 2013
    70
    Off-handed and yet quite artfully observed, The Happy Poet's winsome deadpan offsets its skewering of class and sustainability issues, right through to a tricky ending that, like Bill himself, may not be what it seems.
  2. Reviewed by: Jesse Cataldo
    Mar 18, 2013
    50
    Like its sad-sack main character, whose closed-off personality makes him hard to fully understand or sympathize with, The Happy Poet is too reservedly rough around the edges.
  3. 50
    The consistent comic tone of those earlier scenes - a gentle squirm - makes The Happy Poet a promising debut.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mar 26, 2013
    40
    Both subscribes to and somewhat departs from the bare-bones improvisational formula established by the mumblecore movement, sometimes sacrificing ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.

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