With a Friend like Harry...
With a Friend like Harry... (2001)

A spiraling descent into fear which begins on a quietly ominous note as family man Michel sets out for his summer home in the countryside with his wife Claire and their three screaming infant daughters. A blistering heat wave and the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 4, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A darkly funny thriller that's reminiscent of Hitchcock.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It's Lopez's understated charm in the role that ultimately makes this film as creepy as it is.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Antonia Quirke
Independent on Sunday

Our laughter is deep and lasting, as are our shivers.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

An artfully entertaining psychological thriller.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Unfortunately, the groove it settles into is a lot less interesting than the possibilities suggested earlier.

Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

All the hallmarks of a classic Hitchcock thriller. The master would certainly approve.

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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail

A rocking good entertainment.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Brooding and sardonic in tone and beautifully sustained in its tension.

Nick Rogers

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
A french thriller that takes a number of cues from Hitchcock. A man encounters another man and his family, claiming to be an old school friend of his. Hoping… More
John Ballantine
Hitchcock inspired suspense is fabulous because we know the French can produce great suspence without the Hitchcock inspiration. When the two come together we… More
Mark Abell
Fascinating study of a man whose obsession with a former schoolmate is disguised as an overabundant willingness to "help". We are never quite sure… More
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Slow moving, low-key, low return French thriller (of sorts) follows rich playboy Harry's peculiar obsession with the long-dormant writing talents of a… More
Joey Shapiro
With A Friend Like Harry is a suspenseful thriller filled with dark humor and driven by a wonderful performance from Sergi Lopez as Harry, a dangerously… More
Jim Woehr
With A Friend Like Harry is about a family man named Michael who bumps into a man named Harry who claims he knew him in High School . Michael and his family… More

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