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59 Ratings

The Happytime Murders

Directed by Brian Henson
United States, 2018
Comedy, Crime, Mystery


When the puppet cast of an ‘80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

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The Happytime Murders Directed by Brian Henson
This misguided comedy plays like an unholy mixture of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Gerard Damiano’s notorious X-rated feature Let My Puppets Come (1976).
August 30, 2018
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For all its blatant offensiveness—which, though likely parodistic, is nonetheless unmitigated—the film is a noteworthy reflection of several strange but authentic aspects of moviemaking and moviegoing. What it’s saying may not be what it’s trying to say, but its indirections and misdirections are nonetheless fascinatingly symptomatic.
August 24, 2018
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Henson can’t get past puppet-porn fetishes and a graphic reference to the interrogation scene in Basic Instinct. His film is not merely crude, it’s simple.
August 23, 2018
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