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Harvey Reviews

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Dan Jardine
December 26, 2014
Elwood may be a drunk (or not -- does he ever actually take a drink?), and he may be delusional, but he is also happier, less neurotic, and more content than the so-called normal people who surround him and claim to be looking out for his best interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
Stewart's Elwood P. Dowd is a soft-spoken philosopher and a friend to all -- he's quite disarming, and so is this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A modest family film that lays on the sweetness a bit to heavily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
March 29, 2011
Unhappily, what the film also borrows from the play, and somehow makes more conspicuous, is a tendency to drag its feet for long stretches, especially during the virtually actionless last third of the story.

TV Guide
March 29, 2011
This is a happy movie and leaves a long, lingering warm glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
March 29, 2011
Great performances lifts this movie above its stilted script and production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 3, 2009
Henry Koster might not have been the right director for this whimsical fantasy, based on the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, but Jimmy Stewart and especially Josephine Hull (in an Oscar-winning turn) are superb.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Harvey, Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize play, loses little of its whimsical comedy charm in the screen translation.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2008
Its one-note shtick wears thin.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
If you're for warm and gentle whimsey, for a charmingly fanciful farce and for a little touch of pathos anent the fateful evanescence of man's dreams, then the movie version of Harvey is definitely for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Charming, lightweight stuff (from a play by Mary Chase), so long as you can take Stewart's ingenuousness, but it does wear thin.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
What makes Harvey great is the fact that it's equally enjoyable as a piece of comedic fluff and as slyly intelligent social commentary.
| Original Score: 84/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 9, 2003
Stewart, adorável como sempre (talvez mais), encanta com sua 'insana' simpatia, enquanto Hull arranca boas risadas com o enérgico histerismo de sua personagem.
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
Despite the breezy nature of the story and the somewhat casual treatment of insanity, the film actually has a lot to say about the nature of loneliness and the importance of tolerance.
Staci Layne Wilson
August 9, 2002
Odd, but charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
A little gooey, but it mostly works
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...a charming and affectionate piece of harmless fantasy.
| Original Score: 9/10
Cole Smithey
March 4, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 16, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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