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Harper (The Moving Target) Reviews

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November 2, 2014
A star-driven Paul Newman crime mystery drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 27, 2008
Supported by colorful characters (played by Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters, Julie Harris), Paul Newman gives a solid performance in his first private detective role, which catapulted him to major stardom and brought the genre back to the mainstream.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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September 30, 2008
By combining flamboyant suspense with a sunbaked slice of life and lots of good mean fun, Director Smight makes every clue a pleasure to follow.
September 30, 2008
Director Jack Smight has inserted countless touches which illuminate each character to the highest degree.
September 30, 2008
William Goldman's adaptation of MacDonald's novel -- his first solo screenwriting credit -- is full of rapid-fire dialogue, but some of the characterizations are thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2006
Harper shows the actor to good advantage, Newman's nonchalant demeanor well suiting the character of the PI.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 9, 2006
Enjoyable performances throughout. Just the same, a very minor Big Sleep.
May 9, 2005
[Newman] is too fresh, too ruggedly good looking to be consistent as the sort of beat-up slob that his shady detective is intended to be and as Mr. Bogart used to be.
May 24, 2003
Newman smoulders in the lead role, a private eye hired by Bacall to find her missing husband.
October 10, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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