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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unhappily, what the film also borrows from the play, and somehow makes more conspicuous, is a tendency to drag its feet for long stretches, especially during the virtually actionless last third of the story."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Charming, lightweight stuff (from a play by Mary Chase), so long as you can take Stewart's ingenuousness, but it does wear thin."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"This is a happy movie and leaves a long, lingering warm glow."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Its one-note shtick wears thin."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Despite the breezy nature of the story and the somewhat casual treatment of insanity, the film actually has a lot to say about the nature of loneliness and the importance of tolerance."
‑ , Film4
"Harvey, Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize play, loses little of its whimsical comedy charm in the screen translation."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Stewart's Elwood P. Dowd is a soft-spoken philosopher and a friend to all -- he's quite disarming, and so is this movie."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Great performances lifts this movie above its stilted script and production."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"What makes Harvey great is the fact that it's equally enjoyable as a piece of comedic fluff and as slyly intelligent social commentary."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Odd, but charming."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"If you're for warm and gentle whimsey, for a charmingly fanciful farce and for a little touch of pathos anent the fateful evanescence of man's dreams, then the movie version of Harvey is definitely for you."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A modest family film that lays on the sweetness a bit to heavily."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Henry Koster might not have been the right director for this whimsical fantasy, based on the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, but Jimmy Stewart and especially Josephine Hull (in an Oscar-winning turn) are superb."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Stewart, adorável como sempre (talvez mais), encanta com sua 'insana' simpatia, enquanto Hull arranca boas risadas com o enérgico histerismo de sua personagem."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A little gooey, but it mostly works"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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