80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Gordon's way with actors and with screen storytelling is as impeccable as ever.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Handsome Harry has some shakily staged scenes and erratic acting, but it also has wonderful moments.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The story quietly builds to a rueful and fraught climax in which Campbell Scott does his usual exceptional work
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s rare to see a film directed by a woman who knows more about men than they themselves do. With Handsome Harry, the widely respected independent filmmaker Bette Gordon has hit a bull’s eye.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though there's too much movie-style self-deception, Sheridan is excellent, and his scenes with the consistently engaging, criminally underemployed Campbell Scott are subtle and serene.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A powerfully acted but strident road movie.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Luke Sader
A slight story with little action, this rueful dissection of male bonding builds to an undeniably emotional last act.
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
As in the films that precede it, the mysteries--and terrors--of desire also propel Handsome Harry, which reunites Gordon with Luminous Motion's Jamey Sheridan, here in the title role.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Beginning promisingly enough, "Handsome" soon turns monotonously angst-ridden, with all humor and personality falling by the wayside.
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40

Time Out New York

Harry’s haunted by his own identity crisis, but that breakdown translates into nothing but smeary, slo-mo flashbacks. Forget about insight into the macho mind-set.
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59 out of 100
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