The Hollywood Review called "The Happytime Murders" "coarse, crude, and vulgar."
Vanity Fair called it "A total disaster with puppets...maybe the worst movie of the year...a waste of time and felt."
Rolling Stone went a step further and called it a contender for the worst movie of the decade and promised that anyone who bought a ticket was in for two hours of hell.
But after having seen "The Happytime Murders" I'm not sure I'd describe it as funny; hilarious is more like it. Tom and I laughed from start to finish. In fact I kind of want to see it again.
Still, it appears that most folks who've seen "The Happytime Murders" have found it irredeemably dreadful, and I think I can understand why.
Still, I can imagine that for those with fond childhood or parenthood memories of “Sesame Street” it must be unbearable watching their beloved muppets behaving like humans.