A Happening of Monumental Proportions Reviews

June 23, 2020
The film is certainly not a colossal failure, but it is something of a disappointment.
December 27, 2019
In this exercise in absurdist misanthropy that resembles a failed sitcom pilot, there are some scattered low-brow laughs, but none of the intended redemptive uplift.
November 1, 2018
Greer certainly knows how to achieve attention through casting, and that's the only reason to sit through the increasingly unfocused endeavor.
September 27, 2018
Greer doesn't rewrite any rules, but though AHOMP might not be a crowning achievement, it's occasionally delightful, frequently funny, and good enough to make me look forward to what Greer will do next behind the camera.
September 25, 2018
Even if the above factors were clicking on all cylinders, the wrong touch in the editing bay could sink the moment.
September 22, 2018
This ensemble film has a slight edge to compensate for its blaring score and comedic misfires.
September 22, 2018
There will be worse movies this year yet. But "A Happening" may take the 2018 prize for being the one with the faultiest instincts, and without a single genuine moment.
September 22, 2018
Overstuffed, undercooked, contrived and tone deaf despite a talented cast.
September 21, 2018
Cue tonal misfires and a wealth of bumptious music.
September 21, 2018
The title is intentionally ironic, and yet still feels like a bad and desperately unfunny joke. The spectacular all-star cast holds their noses and gamely dives in anyway, for the sake of Judy Greer's directorial debut.
September 21, 2018
For a large cast of characters played by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, the acting wasn't groundbreaking. But it definitely is charming...
September 21, 2018
Judy Greer assembled a monumental cast for her directing debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Then she stranded her fellow actors with material that doesn't even begin to tap into their talents.
September 21, 2018
That's not to say it isn't well directed or funny in many instances, only that the material itself is dated, misguided, and mostly presented without any bearing on the over-arching narrative.
September 21, 2018
Language, sexual situations in so-so ensemble comedy.
September 20, 2018
A pointless intermingling of stories leading nowhere.
September 20, 2018
But neither Greer nor the cast - which includes Katie Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, and an uncredited actor whose appearance toward the end truly surprises - can overcome the limply written dialogue in first-timer Gary Lundy's screenplay.
September 20, 2018
Seldom has so much name talent been assembled in the service of a film as wan and misguided as "A Happening of Monumental Proportions," a title that couldn't be less apt if it tried.
September 19, 2018
A Happening of Monumental Proportions is a perfect example of a bad movie happening to good actors.
August 14, 2018
A Happening of Monumental Proportions pulls no punches. Gary Lundy's quirky characters dare to say and do things people normally shy away from.