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Happy Times Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If I found it creepy beyond all reason, that is no doubt because I have been hopelessly corrupted by the decadent society I inhabit.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Crude as its build-up may be, the movie pays off with unexpected delicacy.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Had O. Henry set his stories in China, he might have come up with Happy Times, a comedy for which the adjective ''bittersweet'' could have been invented.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Just as Zhao uses his comic gifts to create an affecting human, so Dong's performance as Wu is a triumph of honesty and tact.

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