Henry Poole Is Here
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Given a grim diagnosis during a routine doctor's checkup, a man who once had it all finds his attempt to disappear into a working-class suburb and spend his remaining days subsisting on vodka and junk food hopelessly disrupted when he falls for the beautiful divorcée next door and a busybody neighbor notices a miraculous stain on his stucco wall. Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) had a comfortable life and a beautiful fiancée. But just when it seemed that the future couldn't look any brighter for Henry, a visit to the doctor's office casts a dark cloud over his sunny outlook. Shattered,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What, exactly, constitutes a miracle? Do they really happen? You'll be thinking about it, hopefully even talking about it, after the credits roll."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Drives home the themes in a natural and honest way that never comes off as preachy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"It never even gestures at the philosophical heavy lifting of exploring alternate interpretations of ambiguous events."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"There may well be a market for simple-minded, high-budget tales of Christian redemption; if so, Henry Poole should do very well at the box office."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"A stronger script focus and less unanswered questions about Henry Poole might have made the film more appealing."
‑ Diana Saenger, ReviewExpress.com
"Good intentions, and a rare attempt to embrace spirituality on screen, aren't enough to make Henry Poole is Here a worthy destination."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Despite an excellent performance by Luke Wilson and a promising start, Henry Poole is Here ends up an overindulgent misfire. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Wilson plays disillusionment convincingly, the supporting cast (especially Barraza) is golden, and director Mark Pellington has just the right touch to bring off a teary-eyed inspirational drama."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"There's a version of Henry Poole is Here that I would've liked to see, and the painful thing is that it's not that far off from the real thing."
‑ Michael Dance, The Cinema Source
"Henry Poole Is Here is a movie that asks all the big questions and then, weirdly, wrecks itself by offering puny answers."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"There is something contrived about this story in which people with major problems find a resolution."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"One of the best films of the year. You'll laugh, You'll Cry... You'll truly appreciate life!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A noble effort but misguided and largely bloodless."
‑ Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com
"I went as someone who finds religion a 50-50 mix of fascinating and indigestible. I came out the same and have no expectations of encountering a stucco savior any time soon."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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