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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Reviews

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October 20, 2008
This is sicko territory with a vengeance but certainly has an impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2008
Certainly not for everyone, but if slasher movies are your cup of tea this is a lot better than most, and the use of Chicago locations is especially effective.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2007
Genuinely frightening.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2007
[T]his is a movie that will anger and frighten audiences... Many will also find this one of the most impressive film debuts of the '80s.
December 5, 2006
McNughton's film has both suspense and graphic violence, combining a clinical approach with semi-documentary technique that result in genuinely disturbing horror, deepling upsetting look at a murderer; a highlight of indie cinema of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
McNaughton's compelling study of a blithe sociopath makes the flesh crawl and the mind reel.
October 21, 2005
A genuinely upsetting film that's guaranteed to make you more paranoid.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2005
Longe de traçar o "retrato de um assassino", o filme apela para o choque barato, mas evita o fracasso absoluto em função da força das performances de Rooker, Towles e Arnold.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2005
The film doesn't so much bring us closer to the serial murderer as it reminds us of our culpability as spectators.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2004
A brutally honest intimate portrait of a serial killer that makes you feel rotten inside.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 30, 2003
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer surely ranks as one of the most frightening and disturbing films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 8, 2003
There are still some shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. McNaughton's observations are so chilling and precise that they gain some artistic stature even when they cross the line that makes the audience voyeurs and accomplices.
April 21, 2003
John McNaughton's haunting film is a grim journey into the life of its twisted subject that refuses to moralise or judge.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 22, 2003
Henry Lee Lucas was mostly a liar in real life, but that doesn't stop the movie from being one truly disturbing journey/
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 19, 2002
It relies not upon visceral depictions of graphic violence but the sporadic, lifeless motivations of the killer - an established, sympathetic, and ultimately humanistic character.
November 7, 2002
Henry is a glimpse into the void that will chill, terrify and haunt you with the infinite evil in the hearts of ordinary people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2002
Part of the time it's art house cinema, the rest of the time its horror schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
Unflinching, rough, and ugly. Also a damn good movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
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