• PG-13, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Dennis Lee
    In Theaters:
    May 4, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 3, 2012
  • E1 Entertainment


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Jesus Henry Christ Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Aggressively, painfully quirky...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2014
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Stylized comedy explores identity; adults drink and smoke.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

July 20, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Like "Little Miss Sunshine," this quirky indie comedy chugs along at an amiable pace, and with the same sort of dysfunctional family humor. It's not as successful as that film, but only because it's not as complex.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

July 3, 2012
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 25, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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If it all seems a tad to quirky and twee, that's the overwhelming flaw in director Lee's obvious and lightweight homage to director Wes Anderson.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 24, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 9, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

The film is an uneven mix of forced eccentricities and gradually annoying visual gimmicks that leave the characters almost completely detached from reality.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

May 7, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about?

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 3, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It winds up just being annoying

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

May 3, 2012
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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As precious as its prepubescent protagonist is precocious.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

May 1, 2012
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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Making their screen debuts, young Spevack and Weinstein give the film's most natural performances and provide its little bit of warmth, but it seems time to petition Collette, a truly gifted actress, to take a long hiatus from playing bitter single moms.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 1, 2012
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The title alone invites you to cuss at this smug film about family tites, and you may do so the second you catch a whiff of the portentous first shot: a Wes Anderson put-on.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

April 30, 2012
Clay Steakley
Paste Magazine

The cast is the spine of this film. Toni Collette and Michael Sheen give masterful performances as the hapless parents, and young Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein do the same as the brilliant, awkward children.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7/10

April 27, 2012
Brent Simon

Its casually whimsical tone and esoteric asides come across less as emblematic of a genuinely original voice, and more like an amalgamation of Little Man Tate, Rocket Science, Running With Scissors and, of course, Rushmore.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C+

April 23, 2012
Brian Orndorf

Boldly colored and sharply designed, but there's little to take away from the movie besides a surface appreciation for certain production accomplishments.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

April 21, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Pleasant without being revelatory, underwhelming but not obnoxiously so, the film explores how we become who we are, whether by genetics or environment or some combination of the two.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2012
Andrew Lapin
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Henry can finish a college application test in two minutes, yet Jesus Henry Christ doesn't know what to do with 90.

Full Review Source: NPR

April 19, 2012
John Anderson
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Too deliberately eccentric to attain quite the level of wigginess it aspires to, Jesus Henry Christ does feature some standout perfs and a refreshingly unconventional approach to telling its slight story.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2011
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Mildly nutty comedy about a teen prodigy suffers from an underwritten script and overstylized gags.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 29, 2011
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