With Honors (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

With Honors (1994)




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Movie Info

In this politically correct drama an arrogant college student is humbled by a bum. Monty is a cynical, conservative student at Harvard. One day Monty accidently drops his only copy of his 100 page thesis. The work is caught by Simon, a bum who lives under the college library. Monty, desperately needing his thesis, demands that Simon return it. Simon, offended by the young man tells him where to go, but then sees a golden opportunity and makes a deal with Simon. He will return one page of the thesis in exchange for each favor Monty does for Simon. Monty reluctantly agrees and learns valuable lessons about life and himself.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Glenn Gordon Caron, William Mastrosimone, Israel Horovitz, Rafael Yglesias
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 1999
Warner Home Video


Joe Pesci
as Simon
Moira Kelly
as Courtney
Gore Vidal
as Pitkannan
Deborah Lake Fortson
as Homeless Woman
Marshall Hambro
as Security Guard
Harve Kolzow
as Harvard Cop
Caroline Gibson
as Donation Student
Lance Norris
as Red Sox Fan
M. Lynda Robinson
as 1st Newspaper Purcha...
Richard Auguste
as 2nd Newspaper Puchas...
Mary Seibel
as Social Security Cler...
Mara Brock Akil
as Ms. Moore
Clebert Ford
as Homeless Man
William Ashby King
as Church Custodian
Frank J. Tieri
as 2nd Homeless Man
Monica Rochman
as Sophomore
Kurt Clauss
as The Face
Holly Wenz-Nolan
as Frank's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for With Honors

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 29, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Top Critic

This movie is predictable from scene one, though that wouldn't be a problem if it had a good script, good performances and solid direction. But it doesn't.

Full Review… | May 23, 2012
Sin Magazine

Audience Reviews for With Honors

A simplistic movie - a homeless bum teaches Harvard students what is important in life, but everything is too easy in this movie.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


A great drama, I saw this for a class, which usually makes you dislike a movie, but this one was fantastic. The story is based on a real story, and the actors are good, and it's just so cool. If you like dramas, you have to see it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I liked this one. The cast was really good and it gave Pesci a chance to shine while not being a goofball or a gangster. The rest of the cast was really good and the story moved along really well.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

With Honors Quotes

Simon Wilder: When it comes to relationships, everybody's a used car salesman.
Monty Kessler: Is that your philosophy? Don't trust anyone?
Simon Wilder: No, you gotta trust people.You just can't believe in a warranty.
– Submitted by Frances H (22 months ago)
Simon Wilder: You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead or feed on the specters of books. You shall not look through my eyes, either, or take things from me. You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.
– Submitted by Frances H (22 months ago)

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