Harold (2008)

As a young teenager suffering from really early male-pattern baldness, Harold has never had it easy. Despite the efforts of his scattered mother --- and aggravated by his beauty-queen-mean sister - life is a trial for Harold. And, now his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Ronnie Scheib

A terminally lame puberty comedy about a prematurely bald 13-year-old.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Harold is the type of one-note dead zone ideally suited for a bathroom break while sitting home on a Saturday night, alone and semidrunk, in front of the television.

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David Cornelius

While the script never gels into anything worthy of the peculiar premise, Harold is still worth seeing for Breslin's marvelously weird performance.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Harold is a genuine oddity that's more watchable than it sounds.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

The long stretches of dead air that, it can only be assumed, were supposed to be filled by laughter provide ample time for pondering what audience Harold, T. Sean Shannon's strenuously stale comedy, was intended to find.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Has a wan sweetness to it which helps it through its more forced and obvious patches, of which there are many.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

There's little indication, beyond the endlessly unfunny school humiliations and fogey-dom signposts (ha ha, he uses Old Spice), that the notion of a preteen codger is worth our sympathies.

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Norm Schrager

confidently struts along, seemingly unaware of its lackluster script and distinct lack of professionalism.

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Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Shot and lit like a mediocre TV show, the sporadically amusing Harold is a true Blockbuster contender, that is for the bargain bins of the video store. And soon.

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