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New Joy movie got mixed reviews from top critics. FOX 2000 Pictures released their new biography/drama flick, “Joy,” into theaters today, December 25th, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed with their opinions, giving it an overall 56 score out of a possible 100 across 39 reviews at

The movie stars: Bradley Cooper, Dascha Polanco, Diane Ladd, Édgar Ramírez, Isabella Rossellini, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Susan Lucci and Virginia Madsen. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Sheila O’Malley at, gave it an ok 75 grade, saying: “Joy doesn’t work entirely, and the structure set up so clearly in the opening sequence is dropped early on for no apparent reason, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t get carried away at the story of a mop sweeping the nation. It’s a lunatic “Mildred Pierce,” without the murder.”

Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Mostly it’s up to Lawrence to wring all the drama and pathos she can out of a battle over patent rights that pushes Joy to the brink of bankruptcy. No surprise that her mettle cleans up all the messiness in Joy.”

Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “It’s not in the same league as “Playbook” or “Hustle,” but thanks to some memorable set pieces and the best performance by Jennifer Lawrence since her breakout role in “Winter’s Bone,” the sometimes-bumpy journey is worth your investment.”

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