Henry Poole Is Here Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
What, exactly, constitutes a miracle? Do they really happen? You'll be thinking about it, hopefully even talking about it, after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Boston Globe
April 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 10, 2009
Drives home the themes in a natural and honest way that never comes off as preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 30, 2008
One of the best films of the year. You'll laugh, You'll Cry... You'll truly appreciate life!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 18, 2008
Wilson plays disillusionment convincingly, the supporting cast (especially Barraza) is golden, and director Mark Pellington has just the right touch to bring off a teary-eyed inspirational drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Linda Stasi
New York Post
October 18, 2008
If you're a sucker for a New Age-meets-old-time-religion tale and you have nothing else to do this weekend, then this one's for you. Everyone else should stay home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Although the ending is unsurprising, Henry Poole remains an interesting character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
August 22, 2008
Thanks to Wilson's sympathetic performance and Pellington's restraint, Henry Poole is Here may just succeed in warming hearts and lifting spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 21, 2008
At times you feel as if you should raise your arms and shout "Hallelujah" or "Amen!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
August 21, 2008
Faith-themed dramedy has heavy themes, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 21, 2008
Sometimes funny and sometimes tender-verging-on-rubbery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
August 20, 2008
You can feel the filmmakers' manipulation at every turn, yet there's a melancholy and life-is-a-gift spirit that still conveys.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 18, 2008
This film really and truly moved me.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 18, 2008
A charming break-out for Luke Wilson but not the role that provides him with the dynamics we want. Touching with the right amount of mystery. Great family viewing but no thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
April 4, 2011
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2011
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
April 4, 2011
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
April 4, 2011
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