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Henry's Crime

Drama . Crime . Thriller . Comedy . Action

An aimless man is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Actors: Judy Greer , James Caan , Vera Farmiga , Keanu Reeves , Fisher Stevens , Bill Duke , Danny Hoch , Peter Stormare , David Costabile , Currie Graham
Directors: Malcolm Venville
Country: USA
Release: 2011-01-14
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  • Andrea Gronvall

    Reeves often displays moderate to little affect onscreen; here his reserve suits the story, as the experience of acting helps the reticent loser find himself. Vera Farmiga crackles as the feisty star of the play, while James Caan, as the hero's accomplice, proves a most charming rogue.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Occasionally too pleased with itself, it's also pleasantly unpredictable, and it has a trio of sweet hambone performances at its center.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Richard Nilsen

    Go for Caan and Farmiga, and stay to be surprised by Reeves.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Pete Hammond

    With a terrific cast led by Reeves, Vera Farmiga and a splendid James Caan, this is a fun comedy with irresistible heist and heart.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Director Malcolm Venville, who made the British gangster flick "44 Inch Chest," has a strong handle on the tone, so even the familiar twists feel fresh.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Elvis Mitchell

    You can't help but feel that the ambition of Henry's Crime was determined by the near anonymity of its title - the movie seems to be ensconcing itself into the Witness Relocation Program.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Michelle Orange

    Caan and Farmiga give more to the material than it can return, but it sure is fun to watch them tangle.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Kim Newman

    An offbeat comedy/drama elevated by another terrific Varmiga turn.

    Empire Full Review
  • M. E. Russell

    There's pleasure to be found in the resolute offbeatness of Henry's Crime. It's nearly as concerned with the play as it is with the heist (and with drawing parallels between the two).

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Reeves has many arrows in his quiver, but screwball comedy isn't one of them.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Sheri Linden

    Beyond his (Reeves) performance, the film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells. It's never painful, though, especially when James Caan and Vera Farmiga are onscreen. But there's only so much life anyone could breathe into this inert caper.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Henry's Crime has three charismatic actors - Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan - in search of a decent script, and what they find, instead, are a handful of good scenes and lots of room to build their respective characters.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    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.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    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.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    The movie is not great, but the star is not bad. This, in some quarters, is high praise indeed.

    New York Observer Full Review
  • Ray Bennett

    While Malcolm Venville's Henry's Crime is billed as a comedy it's more funny odd than funny ha-ha.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    While the absurdity builds, the intensity never does -- a problem shared by director Malcolm Venville's previous feature, "44 Inch Chest."

    Variety Full Review
  • David Fear

    The disparity only makes Reeves's earnest-but-monotonous turn that much more pronounced-and the film that much more dismissible.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    A grating muddle.

    The A.V. Club Full Review