The Hotel New Hampshire
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

Tony Richardson's adaptation of John Irving's darkly comic novel details the bizarre misadventures of an oversized family headed by Beau Bridges.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 9, 1984
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Erratic failure of comedy featuring Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges.

Andrew Howe

Veers between brilliance and banality with an almost manic enthusiasm.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Celebrates one family's resiliency in facing the accidents and perplexities of sex, violence and death.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

So-so John Irving adaptation suffers from cinematic schizophrenia.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Too deliberately quirky, but always watchable.

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Aj V
An extremely weird story, about a lot of weird things that happen to this family, and they just keep getting weirder. I wasn't sure if this movie was… More
Stuart Brooks
weird film
Dean McKenna
This writer-director Tony Richardson's film suffers from a frenetic pace designed to cram each idiosyncratic detail of the source material onto celluloid.… More
Barry Lappin
I watched this as a kid and I still got the tension from this film. Very well written.
Lafe Fredbjornson
An engaging family-run-hotel film. Based on a great John Irvine novel. The characters are interesting and likeable. The situations are entertaining. Enjoyable… More