Harry and the Hendersons
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While vacationing in the Pacific Northwest, the Henderson clan's dad, George (John Lithgow); mom, Nancy (Melinda Dillon); daughter, Sarah (Margaret Langrick); and son, Ernie (Joshua Rudoy), accidently run over a strange animal with their car, and when they get out to see what it is, they find the seemingly dead body of a hairy Bigfoot-type monster (Kevin Peter Hall). Believing that the creature is a grizzly bear, the Hendersons take it home, planning to stuff the beast and put it on display in their living room. Predictably, the hirsute monster revives and is adopted by the family as a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A big, Harry family adventure full of laughs."
‑ Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
"Charming and silly."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Fun, one-of-a-kind, and sometimes scary, adventure/comedy with the always-delightful, John Lithgow."
‑ Michael Clawson, West Valley View
"Up there with E.T, as one of the top family flicks of the 80s"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"Passable family pap."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Spielbergian sentimentality at its ickiest"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Just as Mac and Me eventually devolved into a feature-length commercial for McDonald's, Harry and the Hendersons eventually emerges as a vegetarian screed."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"John Lithgow paying his dues."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"A warm and fuzzy family adventure about why you can't domesticate a sasquatch."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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