Harrison's Flowers (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though it presents the war in shockingly gritty, realistic terms, Harrison's Flowers uses such scenes as background for a trite love story.

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A woman travels to war-torn Yugoslavia to find her husband, a photojournalist for 'Newsweek,' who was to make this his last assignment but has been reported dead by the wire service.

Rating: R (for strong war violence and gruesome images, pervasive language and brief drug use)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Didier LePecheur, Michael Katims, Elis Chouraqui, Didier Le PÍcheur, Isabel Ellsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2003
Box Office: $1.6M
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as Sarah Lloyd

as Harrison Lloyd

as Samuel Brubeck

as Mary Francis

as Eric Kyle

as Johanna Pollack

as Marc Stevenson

as Chris Kumac

as Doctor in Vukovar

as CNN Journalist

as Journalist 4

as Layout Technician

as Journalist 1

as Nina Portnoy

as HTV Interviewer

as Cybil

as Peter Francis

as Michael

as Newsweek Journalist

as Old Woman

as Journalist 2

as Croatian Officer

as Journalist 3

as Base Commander

as Nustar Peasant

as Canadian Cameraman

as Margaux Lloyd

as Mistress of Ceremony
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Critic Reviews for Harrison's Flowers

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (29)

Provides powerful drama thanks to its trenchant core story and harrowing re-creation of the brutal chaos of war.

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Top Critic

Visceral, unrelenting, affecting and, as often, exasperating.

Full Review… | January 20, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The movie too often works against itself, pitting an increasingly implausible story with Chouraqui's hard-core realism.

August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The film presents an intense dose of reality -- too intense for some, maybe -- and it leaves us with a bitter aftertaste.

Full Review… | November 19, 2008
Flick Filosopher

Built on a foundation of melodrama and implausible coincidence, Harrison's Flowers is a movie that looks far better on paper than it does onscreen.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Harrison's Flowers

A worth subject but ultimately dull. Andie MacDowell is out of her depth.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


"Harrison's Flowers", with a story plot basically revolving around the early 1990s Yugoslavian war and the search of a photojournalist lost in its midst by his wife, delivers a sufficiently grasping performance. All this despite the cast being not so famous.


Very good movie. Good story and very good acting by Adrien, Andie and Brendan. Can be disturbing at times and has some very graphic scenes, but well worth seeing. Makes you have a better appreciation for those that risk their life to capture photos of countries that are at war!

Sonya Dickerson

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