Jesus Henry Christ
Jesus Henry Christ (2012)

This colorful, modern family comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 4, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Aggressively, painfully quirky...

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

If it all seems a tad to quirky and twee, that's the overwhelming flaw in director Lee's obvious and lightweight homage to director Wes Anderson.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about?

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Stylized comedy explores identity; adults drink and smoke.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It winds up just being annoying

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Like "Little Miss Sunshine," this quirky indie comedy chugs along at an amiable pace, and with the same sort of dysfunctional family humor. It's not as successful as that film, but only because it's not as complex.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
If there was ever a film that was trying too hard, it would be "Jesus Henry Christ." It's this little indie darling that tries to examine the… More
The Movie Waffler
Spevack is a kid with the second highest ever recorded IQ who tracks down Sheen, his sperm donor father. Wes Anderson has a lot to answer for. His has become… More
"I appreciate the fact that this film tried to be different and unique. I think it succeeded a bit. The story isn't as fresh, but it does deal with… More
Sylvester Kuo
It was rather quirky and I loved the unique storytelling, even though it may not have been that orginal, I still liked how ambitious the film intended to be.… More
Walter M.
In "Jesus Henry Christ," 10-year old Henry(Jason Spevack) may already remember everything that he has ever encountered and happened to him but still… More