Harold and Maude Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
May 9, 2005
[Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon] both are so aggressive, so creepy and off-putting.
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.
February 13, 2001
Marked by a few good gags, but marred by a greater preponderance of sophomoric, overdone and mocking humor.
April 4, 2018
A philosophical black comedy for grandparents and grandchildren, or what Walt Disney and Lucille Ball might have thought up if they'd taken courses in the Absurd at UCLA.
April 17, 2017
Bud Cort delivers one of the all-time cinematic expressions of existential horror.
June 28, 2012
cuts through the superficial surfaces of conventional romance and digs into what actually draws people together
June 11, 2012
Hal Ashby's indelible fable of love and death receives a glorious debut on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection. Augmented by a strong selection of extras, this is now the definitive version of the '70s cult classic in the digital realm.
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