Jesus Henry Christ Reviews

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
May 25, 2012
Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 24, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 9, 2012
Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 4, 2012
Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 3, 2012
So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 3, 2012
It winds up just being annoying
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Schager
Time Out
May 1, 2012
As precious as its prepubescent protagonist is precocious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
May 1, 2012
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.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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April 19, 2012
Henry can finish a college application test in two minutes, yet Jesus Henry Christ doesn't know what to do with 90.
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John Anderson
Variety
May 10, 2011
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.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 29, 2011
Mildly nutty comedy about a teen prodigy suffers from an underwritten script and overstylized gags.