Harry and Tonto (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Harry and Tonto (1974)



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Harry is a seventy-plus Manhattan widower who loses his tiny apartment to the wrecking ball. Accompanied by his pet, an aged cat named Tonto, Harry sets out upon an odyssey to Los Angeles. Throughout the film, Harry makes disappointing stops at the homes of his grown children.

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Art Carney
as Harry Coombs
Chief Dan George
as Sam Two Feathers
Herbert Berghof
as Rivetowski
Joe Madden
as Panhandler
Avon Long
as Leroy
Barbara Rhoades
as Happy Hooker
Clint Young
as Bus Driver
Cliff Norton
as Used Car Salesman
Louis Guss
as Dominic
Mike Nussbaum
as Old Age Home Clerk
René Enríquez
as Grocery Clerk
Andre Phillipe
as Chess Player
Sally K. Marr
as Cat Lady
Rashel Novikoff
as Mrs. Rothman
Sybil Bowan
as Old Landlady
Michael Butler
as Hitchhiker
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Critic Reviews for Harry and Tonto

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

A pleasant film about an old man who rejuvenates himself on a cross-country trek.

November 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Mazursky has escaped Fellini's shadow; when everyone's back from going to 'look for America', he might have something interesting to say.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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It's not easy to make comedies that work as drama, too. But Carney's acting is so perceptive that it helps this material succeed.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The muted style robs the picture of the liberating point it's meant to make: that imaginative energy transcends the generations.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

You may find much of this, despite the apparent sincerity, too cutesy and self-satisfied for its own good.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Filled with laughs, good times and human truths, it emerges as the best comedy of 74.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Harry and Tonto

The pinnacle of Art Carney's later career. We have the story of man forced onto the street with only a beloved cat as companion. Naturally the humanity of the character is brought forth with the change in his circumstances and Carney's interactions with those he meets are memorable.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Paul Mazursky's best film ever! A beautiful story with a freshing screenplay, directing and the acting of Art Carney, Academy Award winner by is role in this movie. Harry and Tonto is touching.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Mazursky has crafted a story populated with humanity and decency, and where the only true villain is father time. Harry and Tonto is sort of a modernized, colorized and Americanized version of Umberto D.. Sad but still heartwarming.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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