Harper (The Moving Target) Reviews

January 28, 2019
The Drowning Pool plods along while Harper's pacing has a lot more momentum. Harper is hip and The Drowning Pool takes itself too seriously.
November 2, 2014
A star-driven Paul Newman crime mystery drama.
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.
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.
December 29, 2006
Harper shows the actor to good advantage, Newman's nonchalant demeanor well suiting the character of the PI.
February 9, 2006
Enjoyable performances throughout. Just the same, a very minor Big Sleep.
October 10, 2005
September 20, 2005
July 4, 2005
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.
April 29, 2005
September 17, 2004
July 8, 2004
March 27, 2004
August 21, 2003
May 24, 2003
Newman smoulders in the lead role, a private eye hired by Bacall to find her missing husband.