Harry and Max - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry and Max Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Though Williams and Johnson fit comfortably into the European naturalism that's become Münch's stock in trade, they can't quite wriggle out of his high-concept premise and become plausibly real.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2005
Seems like the work of a novice, with self-conscious expository passages and emotionally false conversations.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2005
To consider Harry and Max as being about incestuous feelings would be shortchanging it, because the film is really about the evolving nature of love and the need to define it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 24, 2005
The movie is a congeries of half-formed ideas about pansexuality and other social taboos, but Munch fails to accomplish what he seemingly sets out to do.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2005
Provocative without being especially thoughtful or credible.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 18, 2005
Too superficial to shock or surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Debra Birnbaum
New York Post
February 18, 2005
Director Christopher Munch deftly raises disturbing questions, but he fumbles badly when groping for answers.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 17, 2005
There are brave, boundary-breaching movies, and there are mad, foolhardy ones. Harry and Max belongs to the latter breed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
February 15, 2005
The emotional lives of the leads are as vacuous as a Joey Fatone B side.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 3, 2005
Perhaps the strangest element here isn't the narrative conceit itself, but the fact that director Munch handles it in such typically low-key, benevolently observant fashion.
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Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 15, 2005
Strains to be sensitive rather than merely shocking, but winds up dull and uninvolving.
| Original Score: 2/4