Handsome Harry
Handsome Harry (2010)

A man seeking to escape the past realizes that he'll first have to confront the present after receiving a desperate call from a friend on his deathbed. Harry Sweeny (Jamey Sheridan) is an aged but handsome divorcée with a grown son and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Handsome Harry is a small film with more to say than its creaky exposition and formulaic plot would suggest. Frustration is perhaps the more appropriate critical response.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

David has honed this script for 30 years, and every word he utters is momentous. Handsome Harry transcends its somewhat melodramatic narrative.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Angst-ridden didactic guy's film about the fear of being gay if one doesn't act manly.

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Luke Sader
Hollywood Reporter

Sheridan (who also produced) is well cast as the good-looking, rugged Harry, and his performance is certainly adequate.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Each of its miserable characters, especially Mr. Savage's Rheems, is a case study in a film that hits you like a strident polemical essay.

John Anderson
America Magazine

While Bette Gordon may be a filmmaker of daring and a painterly hand, the eternal truths of Handsome Harry are finally what hold us.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Like any low-budget production, Handsome Harry has some shakily staged scenes and erratic acting, but it also has wonderful moments...

Kyle Smith
New York Post

The story quietly builds to a rueful and fraught climax in which Campbell Scott does his usual exceptional work, while Harry absorbs some hard lessons.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...works best as an actor's showcase...

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
An interesting story. Acting is good, but the storyline isn't the most exciting. Decent, but seems to drag on, and on. Heavy-hearted ending.
Walter M.
Well into middle age, Harry Sweeney(Jamey Sheridan) is doing well for himself in his business as an electrician and has no plans to retire soon. Thomas… More
jay nixon
Interesting low key drama of a man in middle age forced to confront a shameful error in his distant past and try to make amends if possible. While it… More
Cast: Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, Campbell Scott, Titus Welliver, Karen Young, Bill Sage, Asher Grodman… More