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Henry Poole Is Here Reviews

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September 28, 2011
What, exactly, constitutes a miracle? Do they really happen? You'll be thinking about it, hopefully even talking about it, after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2009
Good intentions, and a rare attempt to embrace spirituality on screen, aren't enough to make Henry Poole is Here a worthy destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 18, 2009
There is something contrived about this story in which people with major problems find a resolution.
February 10, 2009
Drives home the themes in a natural and honest way that never comes off as preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2009
Despite an excellent performance by Luke Wilson and a promising start, Henry Poole is Here ends up an overindulgent misfire. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 16, 2008
Tell him to go away.
November 30, 2008
One of the best films of the year. You'll laugh, You'll Cry... You'll truly appreciate life!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2008
It never even gestures at the philosophical heavy lifting of exploring alternate interpretations of ambiguous events.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 18, 2008
The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but the filmmakers behind sensitive, life-affirming indie dramas about brooding young men stumbling towards redemption are an awfully predictable lot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 18, 2008
Wilson plays disillusionment convincingly, the supporting cast (especially Barraza) is golden, and director Mark Pellington has just the right touch to bring off a teary-eyed inspirational drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2008
If you're a sucker for a New Age-meets-old-time-religion tale and you have nothing else to do this weekend, then this one's for you. Everyone else should stay home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2008
Henry too often seems like a suffering cipher rather than a real guy with real problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
Although the ending is unsurprising, Henry Poole remains an interesting character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 1, 2008
A noble effort but misguided and largely bloodless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2008
There may well be a market for simple-minded, high-budget tales of Christian redemption; if so, Henry Poole should do very well at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
September 5, 2008
There's a version of Henry Poole is Here that I would've liked to see, and the painful thing is that it's not that far off from the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 2, 2008
I went as someone who finds religion a 50-50 mix of fascinating and indigestible. I came out the same and have no expectations of encountering a stucco savior any time soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2008
A stronger script focus and less unanswered questions about Henry Poole might have made the film more appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2008
Henry Poole Is Here is a movie that asks all the big questions and then, weirdly, wrecks itself by offering puny answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2008
Thanks to Wilson's sympathetic performance and Pellington's restraint, Henry Poole is Here may just succeed in warming hearts and lifting spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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