Henry Poole Is Here
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Full of Hallmark-truisms and pop songs presented with strained significance, this comic foible intends less to convert than to preach to the choir.

Neil Pond
American Profile

What, exactly, constitutes a miracle? Do they really happen? You'll be thinking about it, hopefully even talking about it, after the credits roll.

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Michael Dequina

Drives home the themes in a natural and honest way that never comes off as preachy.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

It never even gestures at the philosophical heavy lifting of exploring alternate interpretations of ambiguous events.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Good intentions, and a rare attempt to embrace spirituality on screen, aren't enough to make Henry Poole is Here a worthy destination.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Despite an excellent performance by Luke Wilson and a promising start, Henry Poole is Here ends up an overindulgent misfire. [Blu-ray]

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

There is something contrived about this story in which people with major problems find a resolution.

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Clint Morris

One of the best films of the year. You'll laugh, You'll Cry... You'll truly appreciate life!

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Pete Hammond

A noble effort but misguided and largely bloodless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this film as much as I did. I didn't expect it to be good whatsoever, but it was. I thought that the film, though… More
William Dunmyer
"Henry Poole Is Here" is a wonderful little movie about the mystery of God (or whatever you want to call it) and the equally mysterious power of… More
Nicki Marie
Didn't really warm to this. Not because of anything "controversial" about it - just found it depressing and boring. Radha Mitchell is good, as… More
Michael Gildea
Henry Poole Is Here is 90% sentimental bullshit that must've been written by a failed novelist turned theologian or vice versa. This movie is a series of… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
So, it was another saturday...where I finally waltzed downstairs close to noon hoping for Hitchcock...I found this instead and was surprisingly delighted.… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Changing his attitude will take a miracle."</i> Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes… More