Harry and Tonto
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A pleasant film about an old man who rejuvenates himself on a cross-country trek."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The muted style robs the picture of the liberating point it's meant to make: that imaginative energy transcends the generations."
‑ Nora Sayre, New York Times
"A seventy year old man from New York City travels across the country and discovers the joy, the confusion and the stoutness of the human adventure."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A bona finde classic, and a rare road movie that features a cat as the wheel-man."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Mazursky has escaped Fellini's shadow; when everyone's back from going to 'look for America', he might have something interesting to say."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"You may find much of this, despite the apparent sincerity, too cutesy and self-satisfied for its own good."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Paul Mazursky's sentimental, upbeat serio-comedy about a widower who takes to the road with his cat after being evicted form his home is lifted above the routine TV Movie of the Week by the solid turn of Art Carney, who won the Best Actor Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I remember it being better than I expected, but at the same time, that's all I remember. Pleasant, forgettable."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"It's not easy to make comedies that work as drama, too. But Carney's acting is so perceptive that it helps this material succeed."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Affectionate but contrived odyssey folk tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Worth seeing for Carney's performance"
‑ John A. Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com
"[A] touching comedy drama ..."
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