Harry and the Hendersons
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 5, 1987
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

While E.T. had tears to spare for everyone in the family, Harry and the Hendersons is strictly for the kids.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

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.

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Kevin A. Ranson

John Lithgow paying his dues.

Ellen Dendy
Common Sense Media

A big, Harry family adventure full of laughs.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Charming and silly.

Michael Clawson
West Valley View

Fun, one-of-a-kind, and sometimes scary, adventure/comedy with the always-delightful, John Lithgow.

Clint Morris
Film Threat

Up there with E.T, as one of the top family flicks of the 80s

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Passable family pap.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Spielbergian sentimentality at its ickiest

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
A family hits bigfoot with their car when coming back from camping and decide to take the corpse back with them to Seattle. The problem: he isn't dead, but… More
Lucas Martins
Not so good like apparent be. Rotten.
Directors Cat
This 80's family comedy is a passable flick and nothing more. It didn't produce a lot of laughs but it's not without it's charm.
Tim Salmons
Fun family movie classic.
Jason Owens
Family movie classic indeed...easy to see why I'd always heard it mentioned from time to time.
Lady D'arbanville
One of my childhood favourites, so a nostalgic watch for me, still one perhaps kids would enjoy today. A fun re-watch.