Punching Henry (2017)

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In this hyper-intelligent comedy, a journeyman comedian (Henry Phillips) is lured to L.A. by a TV producer (J.K. Simmons, Whiplash) who wants to make him a reality star. As reality sets in, he must decide whether his legacy will be to tell jokes for a living or become the butt of them. With an all-star cast including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Jim Jefferies, Doug Stanhope, and more, PUNCHING HENRY is a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse behind the curtain at the weird world of comedy.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

The comedy in the film is biting and acerbic and sharply drawn from real life.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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Sharply observed and understatedly amusing ...

Feb 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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Mr. Phillips's self-deprecating humor is amusing but not funny enough to give him the edge he needs to rise up and conquer.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The knowing satire "Punching Henry" may not amount to a lot in the end, but getting there is lots of fun.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the kind of observational humor that instills a knowing chuckle and nod of the head, as opposed to an all-out chortle.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Well observed and sometimes hilarious ...

Feb 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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