Happening (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

Happening (2021)



Critic Consensus: A tough but rewarding watch, Happening puts a personal face on an impossibly difficult choice and its heart-rending aftermath.

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Critic Reviews for Happening

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

With clear-eyed poise, the director Audrey Diwan captures the wrenching loneliness that can come with terminating an unwanted pregnancy -- and how judgment of such a choice can be even more crushing than the possibility of breaking an unjust law.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Diwan's camera stays focused on the most harrowing moments of Anne's experience, which makes Happening a difficult but often remarkable watch.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Diwan handles the reality of abortion with unforgettable plotting and imagery.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Happening is an authentic and earnest work, and though it declines to polemicize, it is inarguably pro-choice.

January 25, 2022 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This period drama manages the difficult task of speaking to our current moment without being didactic or preachy.

January 22, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Diwan takes a sensitive subject with life-altering consequences, then personalizes and humanizes the circumstances.

November 22, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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