With A Friend Like Harry
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Dominik Moll directs this black comedy about a family outing gone to hell. The film opens with Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) on the edge of a nervous breakdown in a cramped hot car with three screaming children. At a roadside rest stop, Michel meets Harry (Sergi Lopez) who, after some encouragement, recalls that they went to high school together. Harry and his girlfriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin) weasel their way into Michel and Claire's life, and soon the two are following the haggard family to their tumbledown summer cottage. Though he seems friendly enough, Michel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Lopez's understated charm in the role that ultimately makes this film as creepy as it is."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"It's a dry, cool character study that's primarily an exercise in tonal control - neither very funny nor very scary, but unnerving in a slow-burn way."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"All the hallmarks of a classic Hitchcock thriller. The master would certainly approve."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"Apesar da boa atuação de López, o filme não foge das convenções do gênero, resultando em uma história previsível e, conseqüentemente, enfadonha."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The true strength of this thriller is how the duet plays out. The true shock is how casually perverse the underlying message becomes."
‑ Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience
"An artfully entertaining psychological thriller."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Unfortunately, the groove it settles into is a lot less interesting than the possibilities suggested earlier."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Add "who needs family?," and that's a good indication of how "Harry" dives into - but doesn't easily resolve - a strangely symbiotic muse relationship. Evil can be just as banal as everyday life, an idea explored with nasty wit and not brutish violence."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Like the best of Hitchcock, Harry captures the lyrical ambiguity of 'normal evil,' the actions we're all capable of committing in the name of a just quest."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Encourages yelling at the screen."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"A rocking good entertainment."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"Brooding and sardonic in tone and beautifully sustained in its tension."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A chance encounter (or is it) with an old forgettable classmate in a restroom leads to an unforgettable and unwelcome intrusion"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"creeps under your skin and leaves you uncomfortable for hours. It could be the French answer to "Strangers on a Train" or "The Talented Mr. Ripley"..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A quiet thriller...with occasional touches of macabre humor and the odd moment of suspense."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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