Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Gordon's way with actors and with screen storytelling is as impeccable as ever.
  2. 75
    Handsome Harry has some shakily staged scenes and erratic acting, but it also has wonderful moments.
  3. 75
    The story quietly builds to a rueful and fraught climax in which Campbell Scott does his usual exceptional work
  4. 75
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. A powerfully acted but strident road movie.
  7. A slight story with little action, this rueful dissection of male bonding builds to an undeniably emotional last act.
  8. 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.
  9. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    Beginning promisingly enough, "Handsome" soon turns monotonously angst-ridden, with all humor and personality falling by the wayside.
  10. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    40
    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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