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Harold and Maude

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Hal Ashby

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About the Movie

A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 38
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The fact that [it] isn't very funny and, like its 80-year-old heroic, long outlives its necessary life, is less important than the fact that the characters frequently react gently or like credible human beings to the script's impossible notions. – Richard McGuinness, Village Voice, Jan 18, 2013

Fresh: It is most successful when it keeps to the tone of an insane fairystory set up at the beginning of the movie. – Derek Adams, Time Out, Oct 24, 2007

Fresh: They remain among cinema's most disconcerting odd couples. – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

This movie is great.

Great movie an even better soundtrack. AMAZING!!!


I LOVE this movie! Well done, iTunes.

Best movie ever made.

Of all the movies I've ever seen, this is the absolute best... hands down.

Harold and Maude
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1971

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  1. Iconic Films of the 70's, Paramount Home Entertainment Inc.