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Harold Reviews

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Anna King
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
September 11, 2008
While the script never gels into anything worthy of the peculiar premise, Harold is still worth seeing for Breslin's marvelously weird performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
July 11, 2008
Breslin is the best thing about this myopic comedy that doesn't even get any humorous traction from the stereotypes it presses through its low-fidelity independent film filter.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Prairie Miller
July 5, 2008
Abigail's older brother Spencer Breslin, does his own magnificent Little Mister Sunshine leading boy thing. Harold, a kinder, gentler Superbad minus the talking dirty teen motormouths. Move over, Judd Apatow.
Harvey S. Karten
June 28, 2008
The low-budget high-school comedy is no 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' but should provide for not only laughs but some insight into the life of a smart, 13-year-old outsider.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Norm Schrager
October 1, 2008
confidently struts along, seemingly unaware of its lackluster script and distinct lack of professionalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
July 22, 2008
A terminally lame puberty comedy about a prematurely bald 13-year-old.
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 14, 2008
Has a wan sweetness to it which helps it through its more forced and obvious patches, of which there are many.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 11, 2008
Harold is a genuine oddity that's more watchable than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
July 11, 2008
Shot and lit like a mediocre TV show, the sporadically amusing Harold is a true Blockbuster contender, that is for the bargain bins of the video store. And soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2008
There's little indication, beyond the endlessly unfunny school humiliations and fogey-dom signposts (ha ha, he uses Old Spice), that the notion of a preteen codger is worth our sympathies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
July 11, 2008
Harold is the type of one-note dead zone ideally suited for a bathroom break while sitting home on a Saturday night, alone and semidrunk, in front of the television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Slant Magazine
July 11, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2008
An outsider adolescent sinks in a sea of troubles in this wobbly comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
July 10, 2008
The long stretches of dead air that, it can only be assumed, were supposed to be filled by laughter provide ample time for pondering what audience Harold, T. Sean Shannon's strenuously stale comedy, was intended to find.
Edward Douglas
July 8, 2008
The presence of Cuba Gooding Jr. in this odd little indie comedy should set off early alarm bells.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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