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Henry Poole Is Here Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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April 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2008
Tell him to go away.
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
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
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
August 22, 2008
The further the characters venture into the mystic, the more the movie itself seems to dissipate.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 18, 2008
This film really and truly moved me.
August 18, 2008
With characters named Esperanza, Dawn and Patience that signal Deeper Meaning, Henry Poole Is Here traffics in the kind of inspirational kitsch that only a true believer could swallow.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 15, 2008
Occasionally vacuous.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2008
Henry Poole may be cynical, but Pellington never allows his movie to be.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2008
For a mildly quirky comedy-drama, Henry Poole Is Here has some surprising philosophical heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2008
Gooey, ponderous, and maudlin. It's less a tale of religious rebirth than a faith-based Hallmark card.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 15, 2008
Henry Poole is Here is one of those average guy-miracle stories that are supposed to make you feel good, but instead it just makes you feel used, and used rather badly.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 15, 2008
Henry Poole never quite approaches the ecstatic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2008
Some touching moments, but too blandly inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 15, 2008
A spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists -- in that descending order, I suspect. It doesn't say that religious beliefs are real. It simply says that belief is real. And it's a warm-hearted love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2008
The combination of placid technique and Wilson's amiable, offhanded approach to a sketchily drawn character leads to a dissolution of dramatic interest around the midpoint.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2008
How seriously the filmmakers take the miracle of the stucco wall is up for debate, but the movie's ultimate revelations feel unearned.
August 14, 2008
A few smart turns in a forest of stupid doesn't make a film smart.
August 14, 2008
Pleasant, if insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2008
Henry Poole works hard to convert us, even pulling out quotes from Noam Chomsky, but it feels a little too much like a bumper sticker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2008
A snarky film filled with messages about faith? You better believe it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2008
Pic's tendency to lecture on the power of faith and religion and on the demerits of science seems to assume an almost childlike audience that needs to be spoon-fed Pablum.
January 23, 2008
Overall, the film lacks dramatic heft.