Harry and Tonto (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Harry and Tonto



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Harry is a seventy-plus Manhattan widower who loses his tiny apartment to the wrecking ball. Accompanied by his pet, an aged cat named Tonto, Harry sets out upon an odyssey to Los Angeles. Throughout the film, Harry makes disappointing stops at the homes of his grown children.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Greenfeld, Paul Mazursky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Art Carney
as Harry Coombs
Chief Dan George
as Sam Two Feathers
Herbert Berghof
as Rivetowski
Avon Long
as Leroy
Joe Madden
as Panhandler
Barbara Rhoades
as Happy Hooker
Clint Young
as Bus Driver
Louis Guss
as Dominic
Cliff Norton
as Used Car Salesman
Mike Nussbaum
as Old Age Home Clerk
René Enríquez
as Grocery Clerk
Andre Philippe
as Chess Player
Rashel Novikoff
as Mrs. Rothman
Sally K. Marr
as Cat Lady
Sybil Bowan
as Old Landlady
Michael Butler
as Hitchhiker
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Critic Reviews for Harry and Tonto

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

A pleasant film about an old man who rejuvenates himself on a cross-country trek.

Full Review… | November 24, 2008
Top Critic

Mazursky has escaped Fellini's shadow; when everyone's back from going to 'look for America', he might have something interesting to say.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's not easy to make comedies that work as drama, too. But Carney's acting is so perceptive that it helps this material succeed.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The muted style robs the picture of the liberating point it's meant to make: that imaginative energy transcends the generations.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

You may find much of this, despite the apparent sincerity, too cutesy and self-satisfied for its own good.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Affectionate but contrived odyssey folk tale.

Full Review… | February 29, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Harry and Tonto

Paul Mazursky's best film ever! A beautiful story with a freshing screenplay, directing and the acting of Art Carney, Academy Award winner by is role in this movie. Harry and Tonto is touching.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Mazursky has crafted a story populated with humanity and decency, and where the only true villain is father time. Harry and Tonto is sort of a modernized, colorized and Americanized version of Umberto D.. Sad but still heartwarming.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Sweet movie. Funny at times and sad too. Amazing that Art Carney was able to portray this role because he was only known for his goofy character on the honeymooners. The young actors who play his children who eventually go on to big careers are great too.

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

Harry and Tonto Quotes

Shirley: I like you, Norman.
Norman: I like you too, Aunt Shirley, but I think you're a bitch.
– Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)
Harry: I know life is confusing. We're just trying to get on with it.
– Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)
Sam Two Feathers: I practice good medicine on good people. Bad medicine on bad people.
– Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)
Harry: This is the first time in my life I've ever been in jail.
Sam Two Feathers: What are you in for?
Harry: Peeing.
Sam Two Feathers: I got a ticket once for shitting
Harry: Where'd you do it?
Sam Two Feathers: No, not me. My horse in a hotel lobby
– Submitted by Adam O (3 years ago)

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