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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Reviews

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The film is an honest and disturbing attempt to come to grips with the sort of modern horror that we must -- more urgently every day -- try to understand.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The difference between John McNaughton's incredibly chilling film and the usual serving of screen carnage is the difference between the mind of a murderer and the cynical and manipulative depiction of mindless murder.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

August 12, 2013
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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Sure, it's compelling; the nature of the material guarantees that. But it doesn't seem to be telling us much more than that the world is a scary place and murder is ugly. We knew those things. This is tabloid chic.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 12, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is as fine a film as it is a brutally disturbing one.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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McNaughton's direction combines a strict social realism with a cool, Fritz Langian sense of pre-determination, while his work with actors has the improvisational freshness of a John Cassavetes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Certainly not for everyone, but if slasher movies are your cup of tea this is a lot better than most, and the use of Chicago locations is especially effective.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2008
Daniel M. Kimmel
Variety
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[T]his is a movie that will anger and frighten audiences... Many will also find this one of the most impressive film debuts of the '80s.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2007

Time Out
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McNaughton's compelling study of a blithe sociopath makes the flesh crawl and the mind reel.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Caryn James
New York Times
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Mr. McNaughton's observations are so chilling and precise that they gain some artistic stature even when they cross the line that makes the audience voyeurs and accomplices.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This film gives off a dark chill that follows you all the way home.

May 12, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A low-budget tour de force that provides an unforgettable portrait of the pathology of a man for whom killing is not a crime but simply a way of passing time and relieving boredom.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The emptiness in Henry seems like an artistic convenience or, worse, an evasion. What we suspect, finally, is that the deficiencies belong more to the artist than to his subject.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The fact that Henry is affectless on the surface but commits exploitation-movie mayhem on the side is, by now, less an unsettling revelation than a rote banality.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

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