Mrs. Harris

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 25, 2006
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21

Critic Reviews

  1. In this version, Mrs. Harris, at times appealing, at other times brittle and censorious, is hard to fathom.
  2. 60
    While the film could not be called a rollicking success, it seldom if ever pauses long enough to be ordinary, complacent or conventionally minded.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    50
    The movie's fun to watch, but also rather hollow, reminding me of last season's HBO movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Both are well acted but with such obvious stories to tell they soon grow tiresome.
  4. 50
    The costumes are gorgeous, the sets are time-period gems, and the actors are among the best.... But the story to which they've been appended is hollow. It's like an exquisitely wrapped empty box.
  5. Nagy's showy ventures in stylization, the raucous jokiness substituted for story are heavy encumbrances for this tale.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JackK
    Jan 19, 2007
    10
    Excellent acting, writing, directing. Complicated, funny, asks difficult questions. Should have won all the tv movie awards this year.
  2. Lori
    Aug 5, 2006
    10
    Refreshingly complex. Brilliant performances. This film does not spell out the motivations and intentions of its characters: the viewer must Refreshingly complex. Brilliant performances. This film does not spell out the motivations and intentions of its characters: the viewer must think and wonder while watching. If only more films would assume that the viewer is up to that task! Full Review »
  3. marcelaf
    Mar 12, 2006
    9
    Would have liked knowing the grounds for clemancy.