Old Henry

critic Reviews

, 95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by a reliably solid performance from Tim Blake Nelson, Old Henry serves up a supple cut of vintage western rawhide.
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    Trace SauveurAustin Chronicle
    As it stands, there's a healthy amount to admire and for some it may be enough to scratch a certain itch. But much of Old Henry feels a lot like its protagonist: worn-out, weathered, and old.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Playing an isolated farmer who finds a fugitive, the character actor Tim Blake Nelson delivers world-weary greatness.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    A very simple and ingeniously crafted cowboy yarn.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Blake Nelson, one of our finest actors, gives Henry's mysterious inner life physical expression.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    Tim Blake Nelson ... has the most convincingly exhausted and forlorn hangdog expression in contemporary cinema.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    Nelson, smartly, grasps that shifting from supporting to lead isn't about letting go the economies of character actor portraiture, but stretching those qualities...
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    Michael MedvedThe Michael Medved Show
    Lyrical, brutal, surprising, and spellbinding from beginning to end.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Any narrative failings or familiarities get papered over by Nelson's keen turn.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A character driven western of compelling style, engaging storytelling, and ingeniously crafted filmmaking.
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    Keith GarlingtonArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Old Henry is a lean and old-fashioned Western made by someone with a clear affection for the many classics of a bygone era.
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