• R, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Malcolm Venville
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 23, 2011
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Henry's Crime Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Go for Caan and Farmiga, and stay to be surprised by Reeves.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2011
Emily S. Mendel

... despite some minor grumbles, I was entertained by Henry's Crime.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

April 26, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

Really entertaining and a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

April 18, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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 Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 11, 2011
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

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.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

April 8, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Keanu Reeves gives an adroit turn in this pleasantly deadpan caper.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

April 8, 2011
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Adult audiences looking for a smart, entertaining film should line up.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 8, 2011
Elvis Mitchell

Caan is the spicy mustard on this fatty corned beef sandwich of a movie; without him, Henry's Crime is a filling meal that wouldn't linger in the memory.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6/10

April 7, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A deadpan delight, an unexpected treat..Satisfying and entertaining in ways that too few big-budget comedies (Arthur? Your Highness?) seem to know how to achieve.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 7, 2011
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] wonderful performances from James Caan, Vera Farmiga--and yes even--Keanu Reeves, are the reason to see this movie.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

March 30, 2011
Philip French

There's a certain ingenuity in the way the plot of Chekhov's play becomes interwoven with the robbery, but for the most part the producers seem to be aiming at, and almost achieving, MFI - maximum feasible implausibility.

Full Review Source: Guardian

January 18, 2011
James Mottram
Total Film

The early promise of Henry's Crime wanes as its efforts to splice crime caper with backstage drama becomes increasingly laboured. But with the cast on their game, the film just about gets away with it.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

While the supporting cast of James Caan and Vera Farmiga are in top form, the leading man looks like he's dosed up on Valium.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

January 14, 2011
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

An offbeat comedy/drama elevated by another terrific Varmiga turn.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 14, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Witness a rare sighting, like an albatross over the Scottish highlands. It's Keanu Reeves, acting in The Cherry Orchard.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

January 13, 2011
Cath Clarke

The stiff deadpan dudeness that is the Keanu method means he gathers dust while the supporting actors outclass him by miles...

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

January 13, 2011
Matthew Turner

Enjoyable, bittersweet comedy-drama that has a pleasingly old fashioned feel to it, thanks to an intelligent script, well written characters, impressive direction and a delightful performance from Vera Farmiga that's worth the price of admission alone.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

January 13, 2011
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Thanks to Reeves' co-stars and a little Chekhovian inspiration at the end, the film just about gets away with it.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 12, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Farmiga radiates warmth and Caan hasn't had a role this meaty since 'Misery'. A quiet triumph.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2011
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