What the Critics Are Saying

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  • “Stalked by his own rage and something, perhaps, even darker, McCarthy allows Hank the tics and reactions of a man coming to grips with sudden freedom. The power of the performance quickly makes Hank the most interesting character in the show.”—LA Times

    “…McCarthy’ scene stealing performance as a character who might be as misunderstood as Boo Radley, or might truly be the bogeyman of our worst nightmares.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

    “As for Hank, McCarthy (gives a) strangely soulful, enigmatic performance…”—Time Magazine

  • “The real star of the series is McCarthy. He permeates every scene he’s in with quiet dread and heartfelt sympathy. It’s a layer, against type performance…”—Settle Post Intelligencer

    “It's McCarthy who makes the biggest impression as Hank, his excellent performance hangs in the balance between beleaguered and truly sinister.”—

    “McCarthy, playing far against type, gives Hank an incredible amount of nuance. His performance anchors the series…”—Collider


May 2021 | The New York Times

Andrew McCarthy Harbors a Secret Fantasy to Play Fagin

May 2021 | Everything Zoomer

Brat, Unpacked

May 2021 | GQ

How Andrew McCarthy Finally Embraced the Brat Pack

May 2021 | The New Yorker

Andrew McCarthy Revisits the Brat Pack

May 2021 | Parade

Andrew McCarthy on Life in the 'Brat Pack', Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Reconnecting With Molly Ringwald and Living in the Now

May 2021 | The Washington Post

Andrew McCarthy ran from the Brat Pack. Now, he’s ready to relive the ’80s

May 2021 | Vanity Fair

Andrew McCarthy Recalls the Heady Days of the Brat Pack

April 2017 | Salon

Andrew McCarthy Stretches His Wings: “I Do Have a Strong Yearning to Escape"

February 2016 | The Family

What the Critics Said

Spring 2016 | Lonely Planet Magazine

My Life in Travel

April 19, 2016 | Filmmaker Magazine

Is Acting Really Just Being the Drunk Uncle Who Shows Up On the Couch with the Bag of Fritos? Andrew McCarthy on Directing TV

March 15, 2016 | Smashing Interviews Magazine

Andrew McCarthy Interview: From Brat Pack Fame to Renaissance Man, an Exceptional Life

March 11, 2016 | United Press International

UPI Spotlight: Andrew McCarthy on joining 'The Family' and the 'Brat Pack' era

National Geographic Live

Interview with Andrew McCarthy

October 30, 2012 | Rolf Potts' Vagabonding

Interview with Andrew McCarthy

October 9, 2012 | World Hum

Interview with Andrew McCarthy: A 'Strange Second Act'

October 5, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

Interview with Andrew McCarthy

September 29, 2012 | Los Angeles Times

For Andrew McCarthy, hitting the road was a path to home

September 25, 2012 | The Washington Post

Actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy says in new book that travel helped him settle down

September 25, 2012 | The New York Times


September 21, 2012 | The New York Times

Where Is He Now? 'The Longest Way Home,' by Andrew McCarthy

September 18, 2012 |

Andrew McCarthy: From Actor to Travel Writer

September 19, 2012 |

Behind the sightseeing: Andrew McCarthy on the travels of a travel writer

September 17, 2012 | Vanity Fair

Stars & Cars: Brat Pack–er Andrew McCarthy on Camaros, Car Crashes, Christmas Movies, and His New Travel Memoir

September 14, 2012 | Vanity Fair

The Rumpus Interview with Andrew McCarthy