Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

  • Monica Castillo Apr 27, 2017

    "Like flipping through misplaced leaves in a photo book, the documentary maintains a free-flowing tone as it uncovers the work that went into creating some of the indelible scenes in Hollywood history."

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  • David Noh Apr 28, 2017

    "One of the very best documentaries ever made about movies!"

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  • Francesco Da Vinci May 31, 2017

    "One of the most beautiful, humanistic love stories I’ve ever seen."

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  • Owen Gleiberman May 12, 2017

    "A passionate and beguiling movie-love documentary that shines a light on two of the unsung artisan heroes of Hollywood."

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  • GLENN KENNY Nov 17, 2017

    "TRULY CHARMING... A terrifically moving human story!"

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  • Leonard Maltin Apr 27, 2017

    "You don't have to be a movie buff to fall in love with the story of Harold and Lillian Michelson. Their sixty-year marriage-with more than its share of ups and downs-would be compelling. Their long involvement with Hollywood is icing on the cake."

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  • Sheri Linden May 11, 2017

    CRITICS' PICK!

    "CAPTIVATING...DELIGHTFUL...FASCINATING!"

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  • Bilge Ebiri Apr 26, 2017

    "CHARMING... offers a glimpse into the lives of two fascinating people whom I had never heard of, and who shared an unlikely life filled with achievements and setbacks, wonder and pain.

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  • Nick Allen May 12, 2017

    "HEARTFELT! Can expand your film knowledge as much as it might warm your heart!"

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  • Scott Tobias Apr 27, 2017

    "BEAUTIFUL... a treasure-trove of personal and professional anecdotes, doubling as a side history of Hollywood itself."

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  • Jim Hemphill Apr 28, 2017

    "Taught me more that I didn’t know about the movies I love than any other documentary I’ve ever seen; that it also taught me more about the challenges and rewards of sustaining a marriage than any film before it, fiction or non-fiction, is some kind of small miracle!"

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  • Kelly Vance Jul 19, 2017

    "Very few crafts technicians rate their own documentary biographies. Harold and Lillian deserve it."

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  • Peter Rainer May 19, 2017

    "Make no mistake: The Michelsons have a lot more going for them than their marital longevity. As the documentary makes clear, both Harold and Lillian made integral contributions to some of the most iconic movies in Hollywood history."

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  • Lael Lowenstein & Claudia Puig Jul 29, 2017

    "THE BEST FILM OF THE WEEK... Harold and Lillian were two unsung heroes of Hollywood. He, a storyboard artist and she, a pioneering researcher. Wonderful portrait of their marriage, also of two people working in the industry, and also of an early kind of feminist.” - Lael Lowenstein


    “It's a film history lesson of sorts, but also celebrates hardworking people, ordinary people in a sense, unsung heroes. And it enlightens us and warms our hearts. It fires on all cylinders.” - Claudia Puig

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  • Stephanie Merry Jul 13, 2017

    "The story it tells is conventional, chronological and straightforward. And that’s enough. With a story this charming, who needs bells and whistles?"


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  • Don Kelly May 3, 2017

    "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is crackerjack. It is dynamite."

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  • Anita Katz Jul 21, 2017

    "A joy ride for movie lovers."

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  • Chase Whale May 12, 2017

    "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story paints a delightfully layered rags to riches story."

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  • Mick LaSalle Jul 18, 2017

    "This is a likable documentary that casts light on two respected but relatively unknown people, who made major contributions to film and managed to have a normal life - and in Hollywood, of all places."

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  • Avi Offer Apr 28, 2017

    "Warm, candid, illuminating, and enormously entertaining."

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  • Chloe Walker Apr 30, 2017

    "Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is a beautiful tribute to those names that you don't know, but you should."

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  • Ken Eisner Oct 11, 2016

    "There's so much to savour in this big-hearted doc, whether you're a classic-film follower, a nostalgia buff, or a fan of old-fashioned romance."

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  • JEFF LABRECQUE Nov 2, 2015

    "Featuring interviews with Mel Brooks, Danny DeVito and Francis Ford Coppola, the documentary is a touching tribute to a beautiful Hollywood romance and the often overlooked artists who enhance all of our favorite films."

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  • Patrick Mullen Feb 6, 2016

    "Harold and Lillian warmly evokes the passion on which the film industry survives. It’s a wonderful doc for film buffs and casual viewers alike!"

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  • Cole Smithey May 1, 2017

    "An ebullient filmic love letter to one of Hollywood's most endearing creative couples, this gratifying documentary is essential viewing for budding filmmakers."

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  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Jul 21, 2017

    "This is a sheerly enjoyable film that shed a little more light on how the movie biz works, as well as how the human heart works."

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  • Raquel Stecher Nov 13, 2015

    “A charming tale that will move you to tears!"

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  • Kenneth Morefield Nov 18, 2015

    "Breathtaking!"

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  • James Hancock Nov 16, 2015

    "Will open your eyes in ways you never anticipated and only deepen your appreciation for so many films you already know and love.”

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  • Jose Solis Nov 18, 2015

    “Absolutely enchanting!”

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  • Roger Walker-Dack Nov 18, 2015

    “The real-life story of Hollywood back-room couple Harold and Lillian Michelson is the sort of stuff that movies used to be made of. It's a good old-fashioned true romance made more appealing by the fact that there were such a couple of really such likable people."

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  • Carole Di Tosti Nov 24, 2015

    “A sterling work about these two individuals whose indelible impact on film has finally been brought into the spotlight. When one sees the sheer number in the hundreds of great films that were shaped by their efforts, it is truly amazing."

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  • Carlos Devillavilla Nov 17, 2015

    “MAGIC! This is a beautiful film that is also an informative film and I can count on the fingers of one hand how many films I’ve seen that are both, and I’ve seen thousands of films, maybe tens of thousands. This movie is going to stay with me for a very long time."

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  • Sarah Brockman Nov 24, 2015

    “I unabashedly adore this film. Lillian might be my new favorite person.”

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  • Alex Gaskin Nov 18, 2015

    "Engrossing, insightful, and moving."

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  • Aren Bergstrom Jan 22, 2016

    It’s invigorating to see that Raim finds the success of Harold and Lillian’s marriage to be as meaningful as the success of their careers. Such optimistic championing of romance and committed partnership is almost unheard of in these sorts of documentaries, which often thrive off gossip and unearthed scandal.

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  • Fred Brussat Nov 17, 2015

    “Sidney Sheldon has written: "Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived." Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is a tender and touching meditation on the legacy of a couple who did just that.”

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