Mr. Harrigan's Phone

Mr. Harrigan's Phone

Craig, a young boy living in a small town befriends an older, reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone.

  • Released: 2022-10-05
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Cyrus Arnold, Thomas Francis Murphy, Joe Tippett, Caitlin Shorey, Iván Amaro Bullón, Conor William Wright, Alexa Shae Niziak, Bennett Saltzman, Joseph Paul Kennedy, Thalia Torio, Colin O'Brien, Leo Kennedy, Peggy J. Scott, Daniel Reece, Frank Ridley, Wayne Pyle
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
  • brandondugrey - 31 October 2023
    Faithful Adaptation
    If you're looking for a body count and a splash of gore, look elsewhere. Mr. Harrigan's Phone is not that kind of story. It's a kinder, gentler Stephen King outing, and this film version wisely chooses to respect the source material.

    It's a unique coming of age story, peppered very sparingly with a pinch of suspense and a sprig of psychological terror along the way. The heart of the story lies in the relationship the boy develops with the old man. The soul of the story lies in the question the boy faces after the old man is gone: if you have the power to destroy your enemies with a single phone call, what would you do? And once you start down that path, can you ever turn back?

    Exceptional performances by Sutherland and Martell. Highly recommended. Just set your expectations aside and enjoy this clever little story.
  • avamargkent - 5 July 2023
    great movie but i was hoping for it to be scarier
    This is a great movie and you knew what Craig was going through. Losing so many people drives you to do unspeakable things, but I was hoping for a horror movie. One of the tags for this movie is 'horror' but I personally, though others may disagree, did not find it scary. It focuses mainly on Craig and him getting through school and loss. But even then, it doesn't have much of a rooting to the storyline. I got lost a bit with what year he was in, how old he was, how long it had been since the death of Mr. Harrigan. I think we need to have a deeper connection with the characters and actually know them. You can't mourn someone you don't know.

    Aside from that, it was a great film. Jaeden Martell was amazing in this and he deserves to be recognised for his tremendous achievement. He played the character well on the outside but also on the inside. You can't teach someone the heartbreak of loss and the joy of life itself. The subtle expressions and the way he managed to portray the emotions so realistically is incredible. I hope he goes on to do even more spectacular films and tv shows. He is one of my favourite actors.

    Finally, this is a great movie and I recommend it to all that are able to watch it.

    Best wishes, Ava.
  • cruise01 - 12 January 2023
    Snoozefest of a horror coming of age film.
    1 out of 5 stars.

    Mr. Harrigans Phone is a horrible horror coming of age film that lacks scares and thrills. And it is a story of a coming of age about a teen who loses one of his closest mentor. The plot is horrible. The direction and script goes nowhere with the film. The cast ensemble is flat and dull with there performances. The film is a coming of age about a teen trying to discover himself. The film is a mess. Finding its balance with what it is trying to be is all over the place. It is one of the worst films of the year. I definitely recommend skipping this film. It is slow paced and boring.
  • chand-suhas - 25 December 2022
    iPhones connecting people from beyond grave.
    Not all Stephen King's story makes up for a good feature film and Mr. Harrigan's Phone is sadly one among them. With a bland narrative, zero scares, this horror drama fails to deliver. With a predictable tone, the narrative drags on from the initial scenes itself while establishing the friendship between Craig and the elderly rich man Mr. Harrigan. I wished for some suspense if not scares to make the proceedings rather interesting.

    Instead we get is a pretty straight forward story with commentary on mobile technology, all the way aiming for the lesson of learning to let go. The performances were decent enough but the below par direction felt too much for the performances to pull this one through.
  • Mr_Jayanta - 5 December 2022
    Moive making
    Narrating style of this movie is great and this make my day.

    I did not enjoy the ending of this movie but I like to say it make be great for some of the people who believe supernatural.

    After all movie writer must be a genius he create a story which is new in some extent.

    After all i just wanna say the begging of this movie is great and all the actor were natural in their acting.

    I have some confusion and dissatisfaction about the plot. I do not like the idea of telling story where the writer just end an idea with a supernatural power and did not express the common feeling.

    But i do enjoy the movie.
  • tammielee-58659 - 13 November 2022
    I feel like you have to go into it open minded
    I expected something else. Not really sure what but maybe less dark and more comical and more back and forth between them. I really loved their friendship and I liked the scenery a lot. I feel like quite a few of the supporting characters were really likeable also which is nice such as his dad and the teacher. I feel like as the goofs section points out he shouldn't of been able to call from a phone he had disconnected so that part bugged me. I never get how their are ever goofs in a movie or show. Aren't their loads of people who edit and work on movies? Either way it really kept me interested and for a movie that I didn't have to pay for..I really enjoyed. I love the main characters so that helps. The kid who plays Craig can do no wrong in my book. He's a great actor. If you like his movies then this shouldn't disappoint.
  • colettek-64241 - 4 November 2022
    A beautifully intriguing movie. Ignore the bad reviews.
    I was shocked when I saw the reviews. This movie is by far one of the best movies I've seen all year. The acting is great, the plot is even better, and the movie as a whole is extremely entertaining. I think the reviews are the way they are because nobody is patient while watching movies anymore. It's always the truly profound movies that receive low ratings. If there isn't a blood covered monster popping out every 5 seconds or a stripper walking around in every scene, people lose interest. This movie is WELL worth your time. It is a beautiful and eye opening movie with a sweet and somewhat eerie storyline. It's touching and haunting all at the same time. Extremely well done.