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Henry's Crime Reviews

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Daniel Hubschman
April 4, 2011
A great cast is wasted on an uninspired script that's frustratingly executed by director Venville.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 28, 2011
What's needed is someone nervous to play Henry. A Steve Buscemi, for example. Reeves maintains a sort of Zen detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Aldridge
Radio Times
January 13, 2011
Henry's Crime is neither enthralling enough as a heist movie, nor amusing enough as a comedy, making it rather less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
The screenplay leeches all the fun out of it, and the principals - aside from Caan, who generates his own power - seem lost and abandoned.
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
April 6, 2011
You wish anyone on either side of the camera had a cup of coffee and then the energy to throw out weak scenes and flawed motivations while picking up the pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Stevens
E! Online
April 21, 2011
For a fresher, funnier crime comedy back-dropped by the theater, check out Woody Allen's gem Bullets Over Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
April 3, 2011
The gleam in James Caan's eye is about all that illuminates this moribund comedy about a ring of Buffalo hoods who infiltrate a Buffalo staging of The Cherry Orchard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
April 22, 2011
Ludicrous plot turns makes Reeves' wooden acting the least of the film's issues.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 7, 2011
Its mood is so muffled and point so submerged, it's difficult to see why Mr. Reeves and the rest of the cast pooled their talents to make a movie about a nowhere man going no place in particular in Buffalo.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 8, 2011
Though the movie has some engagingly quirky moments, everything falls into place far too easily for much suspense to build, and the romance between the two leads seems as contrived as everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 18, 2011
There is a lot of plot in Henry's Crime, although there's nothing you couldn't second-guess and while Farmiga is delightful and Caan a joy the end result is unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
April 16, 2011
Reeves is fine but not very memorable, much like the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
April 8, 2011
Aside from language, so-so caper comedy is fine for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
April 6, 2011
Henry's Crime has a little too much in common with its aimless namesake.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
April 12, 2011
Keanu Reeves sleepwalks through this limp affair, the script is indifferent to the madcap possibilities its conceit engenders, and director Malcolm Venville exhibits no sense of comedic timing or aptitude for building tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 6, 2011
It's a 
 grab bag of comic clichés about bank robberies and regional theater.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 8, 2011
Reeves seems more laid-back than loser - it's hard to accept him as someone who has let half of his adult life go to waste without minding, or even noticing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 14, 2011
"Henry's Crime" is a movie that eschews the details and tries to get by on charm, and it does have charm - just not enough to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Russell
April 28, 2011
The film feels a bit enervated, even when the script asks it to fly off the rails toward the end.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
October 5, 2010
Mixing a bank raid with a stage romp becomes just too silly.
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