| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sheridan (who also produced) is well cast as the good-looking, rugged Harry, and his performance is certainly adequate.
Like any low-budget production, Handsome Harry has some shakily staged scenes and erratic acting, but it also has wonderful moments...
| Original Score: 3/4
David has honed this script for 30 years, and every word he utters is momentous. Handsome Harry transcends its somewhat melodramatic narrative.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Gordon's way with actors and with screen storytelling is as impeccable as ever.
| Original Score: 4/5
In Gordon's films, eros' capacity to disturb and disrupt is celebrated as its greatest quality.
With Handsome Harry, the widely respected independent filmmaker Bette Gordon has hit a bull's eye.
"We became men together," one character says."It must count for something." Unfortunately, Gordon asks that notion to count for everything without adding much to the conversation.