The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter1968

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)




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In this film, John Singer is a deaf man who moves to a small town to be close to his institutionalized friend. Singer rents a room with a family whose teenaged daughter is at first resentful of Singer's presence. However, he ingratiates himself by introducing her to classical music.

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Alan Arkin
as John Singer
Chuck McCann
as Spiros Antonapoulos
Laurinda Barrett
as Mrs. Kelly
Biff McGuire
as Mr. Kelly
Jackie Marlowe
as Bubber Kelly
Peter Mamakos
as Spiramonedes
John O'Leary
as Beaudine
Ann Carroll
as Nurse Bradford
Ronald A. Riner
as Deputy Sheriff Ivor
Percy Rodrigues
as Dr. Copeland
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Critic Reviews for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Not that Robert Ellis Miller is a John Huston, but his bald statement of the facts from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter does bludgeon its way to a quiet, touching outcry against the terrors of loneliness.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Alan Arkin, as Singer, is extraordinary, deep and sound.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

Robert Ellis Miller directs it thought-fully and non-bruisingly.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Touching drama.

April 3, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Alan Arkin is amazing.

May 23, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Alan Arkin gives a distinguished, Oscar-nominated performance as a deaf-mute man in Robert Ellis Miller's adaptation of Carson McCullers' acclaimed novel

February 2, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Gorgeous film and an outstanding performance by Chuck McCann. The performances remain with you long after viewing.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

What an emotional roller coast ride ... I am always in awe of films that manage capture the beauty and tragedy of the nature of life in equal measures, making us want to live life to its fullest while being aware of the frail nature of all things that surround us, hold us together and make us get up in the morning and keep us awake at night. The performances are incredible and kudos goes out to the casting director for choosing the perfect actors and actresses without keeping one eye out on the Hollywood league and its ever-numbing lust for superficial beauty and style. A fantastic film ... a true masterpiece.

Henrik Schunk
Henrik Schunk

Super Reviewer

This is a beautiful,heartbreaking film-give it a chance!

Audrey Lush
Audrey Lush

Super Reviewer

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