Henry's Crime Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 28, 2011
An intermittently entertaining comedy/drama with a funny script and a fatal miscasting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Russell
Oregonian
April 28, 2011
The film feels a bit enervated, even when the script asks it to fly off the rails toward the end.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 28, 2011
Go for Caan and Farmiga, and stay to be surprised by Reeves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
The screenplay leeches all the fun out of it, and the principals - aside from Caan, who generates his own power - seem lost and abandoned.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 28, 2011
What's needed is someone nervous to play Henry. A Steve Buscemi, for example. Reeves maintains a sort of Zen detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
April 26, 2011
... despite some minor grumbles, I was entertained by Henry's Crime.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
April 22, 2011
Ludicrous plot turns makes Reeves' wooden acting the least of the film's issues.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 22, 2011
Even as far as low-budget independent films about Buffalo, N.Y., toll booth operators go, "Henry's Crime" is an odd bird.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 22, 2011
A felony of a movie ... tedious and improbable...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
April 21, 2011
For a fresher, funnier crime comedy back-dropped by the theater, check out Woody Allen's gem Bullets Over Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 21, 2011
If "Henry's Crime'' is occasionally too pleased with itself, it's also pleasantly unpredictable, and it has a trio of sweet hambone performances at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2011
If you had to compare it to a Russian classic, Malcolm Venville's mild comedy about a nobody (Keanu Reeves) who gets busted for a crime he didn't commit might suggest half-baked Dostoevsky or lightweight Gogol. But not Chekhov.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 18, 2011
Really entertaining and a lot of fun.
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
April 16, 2011
verges on absurdity -- the non-comedic kind
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 16, 2011
Reeves is fine but not very memorable, much like the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2011
The film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 14, 2011
"Henry's Crime" is a movie that eschews the details and tries to get by on charm, and it does have charm - just not enough to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
April 12, 2011
Keanu Reeves sleepwalks through this limp affair, the script is indifferent to the madcap possibilities its conceit engenders, and director Malcolm Venville exhibits no sense of comedic timing or aptitude for building tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 11, 2011
This shaggy dog story just doesn't hold together, but Reeves charms as the deadpan hub of a wacky wheel...James Caan, as Henry's cellmate Max, is terrifically funny here, and he and Reeves are an unlikely but effective team.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
April 8, 2011
Chekhov does small town USA in this zany, simmering slo-mo character driven retro-crime caper that plays out as a detour to an incidental bank heist, on the way to a softball game. Caan and Keanu are a strangely intoxicating match made in Buffalo.
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