The Book of Henry - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Book of Henry Reviews

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June 22, 2017
Manipulative? Maybe a little - but isn't that a film's job? To make us feel? This certainly does that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2017
Trevorrow ... throws everything together into a sugary concoction that's about as appetising as the peanut butter and breakfast cereal sandwiches Naomi Watts' character makes for her kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 22, 2017
The film is well acted and good looking but it is ultimately badly misjudged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2017
It's a toss-up between Kleenex and the sick bag at first, but later on the plot veers into improbably stupid territory and it's best just to bail out altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2017
The Book of Henry means well, but it doesn't do well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.2/10
June 22, 2017
Think of The Book of Henry as a broken Rube Goldberg machine -- all the cutesy steampunk doo-dads are for naught without proper planning to make it function.
June 22, 2017
Whatever it thinks it is, it's a whole lot less than sensible, and several planets away from, you know, good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 21, 2017
The Book Of Henry is a very bizarre affair, stuck in treacherous waters between kids' movie, terminal illness melodrama and hardboiled film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2017
This nightmarish spectacle boasts about its principles...Trevorrow, Hurwitz, and Focus Features serve up this sadistic pabulum as if they were seriously addressing human issues.
June 21, 2017
Imitation Spielberg, too sweet to be a thriller and too maudlin to be anything more than a misguided kid-flick placeholder in the career of the guy who is making the next Star Wars entry.
June 21, 2017
An overstuffed, genre-leaping monstrosity that has great ambition and very little taste, most of it p----poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
June 20, 2017
Wow is The Book of Henry a shining, multifaceted disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 20, 2017
Hurwitz probably had the idea of an "emotional roller coaster" in his head as he wrote this ... [T]he roller coaster somehow gives us whiplash on the first hill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 20, 2017
The Book of Henry is almost beguiling in its awfulness, it's compelling. This is not a bad film because nothing happens, it's a bad film because too many things do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 20, 2017
Trevorrow makes it cohere, painting an unusual story into something by turns heartfelt and thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 19, 2017
Muddled dramedy deals with dark, disturbing topics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 19, 2017
What... was that?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 19, 2017
The Book of Henry is phenomenal. To rate it as anything other than 10/10 would be to ignore its transcendence of the good/bad movie binary. It is a perfect example of what it is. Go see it with your whole family immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
June 19, 2017
An almost astonishingly misguided endeavor...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 19, 2017
A tragic and manipulative mid-point twist dials the schmaltz up to 11 in a film that manages to be both unbearable and strangely fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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