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Harold and Maude Reviews

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October 23, 2004
The visual style makes everyone look fresh from the Wax Museum, and all the movie lacks is a lot of day-old gardenias and lilies and roses in the lobby, filling the place with a cloying sweet smell. Nothing more to report today.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2001
Marked by a few good gags, but marred by a greater preponderance of sophomoric, overdone and mocking humor.
March 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2005
[Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon] both are so aggressive, so creepy and off-putting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2007
Simpleminded, but it's fairly inoffensive, at least until Ashby lingers over the concentration-camp serial number tattooed on Gordon's arm. Some things are beyond the reach of whimsy.
April 3, 2009
| Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2013
The fact that [it] isn't very funny and, like its 80-year-old heroic, long outlives its necessary life, is less important than the fact that the characters frequently react gently or like credible human beings to the script's impossible notions.
January 2, 2011
A classic of dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 10, 2012
Unlike claustrophobically cute odd-couple movies, bottles some of the flavour of its time. Harold's fake suicides are a pale defiance and reflection of his cloistered, sapped life. The vital counterculture (Maude) helps Harold avoid the army.
September 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
April 12, 2009
If there's one comedy to represent the woof and warp of the early '70s, "Harold and Maude" is it.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 23, 2005
It's not quite a romance, not quite a buddy picture. It is, however, one of the '70s quirkiest comedies, and its bleak morbidity is uncommonly matched by its over-the-top hilarity.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
It is most successful when it keeps to the tone of an insane fairystory set up at the beginning of the movie.
October 7, 2002
A whimsical love story; Cort is cuddly, Gordon is larger-than-life. An enchanting piece.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Probably the most charming movie about death that's ever been made.
Read More | Original Score: 90/100
November 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2004
A black comedy cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2002
One of the most life-affirming films I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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