Henry's Crime
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Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry (KEANU REEVES) is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose; a man sleepwalking his way through life. He gets his wakeup call early one morning when he becomes an unwitting participant in an ill-conceived bank heist. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, Henry takes the fall and goes to jail. There, he meets the irrepressible Max (JAMES CAAN), a con man who's grown far too comfortable with the familiarity and security of his 'idyllic' life behind bars, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intermittently entertaining comedy/drama with a funny script and a fatal miscasting."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A felony of a movie ... tedious and improbable..."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The film feels a bit enervated, even when the script asks it to fly off the rails toward the end."
‑ Mike Russell, Oregonian
"Ludicrous plot turns makes Reeves' wooden acting the least of the film's issues."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"If you had to compare it to a Russian classic, Malcolm Venville's mild comedy about a nobody (Keanu Reeves) who gets busted for a crime he didn't commit might suggest half-baked Dostoevsky or lightweight Gogol. But not Chekhov."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Go for Caan and Farmiga, and stay to be surprised by Reeves."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"If "Henry's Crime'' is occasionally too pleased with itself, it's also pleasantly unpredictable, and it has a trio of sweet hambone performances at its center."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The screenplay leeches all the fun out of it, and the principals - aside from Caan, who generates his own power - seem lost and abandoned."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Even as far as low-budget independent films about Buffalo, N.Y., toll booth operators go, "Henry's Crime" is an odd bird."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Really entertaining and a lot of fun."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"What's needed is someone nervous to play Henry. A Steve Buscemi, for example. Reeves maintains a sort of Zen detachment."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"... despite some minor grumbles, I was entertained by Henry's Crime."
‑ Emily S. Mendel, culturevulture.net
"For a fresher, funnier crime comedy back-dropped by the theater, check out Woody Allen's gem Bullets Over Broadway."
‑ Matt Stevens, E! Online
"verges on absurdity -- the non-comedic kind"
‑ Jesse Hassenger, Filmcritic.com
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