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Henry's Crime (15)

The critical consensus

An offbeat comedy/drama elevated by another terrific Varmiga turn.

***(*)(*)Kim Newman, Empire Online, 01/14/2011

Henry’s Crime is a gently effervescent diversion but without its high profile leading man, Venville’s film would probably have been consigned straight to DVD.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 13/01/2011

The sheer daftness of the scheme is presumably all part of the film's kooky, offbeat charm, and sometimes it is pretty funny. But the stiff deadpan dudeness that is the Keanu method means he gathers dust while the supporting actors outclass him by miles.

***(*)(*)Cath Clarke, The Guardian, 13/01/2011

It's no crime against cinema but hardly worth forking out to watch it on the big screen.

***(*)(*)Daily Record, 14/01/2011

It may require a stretch of the imagination but Henry’s Crime is an affable heist movie that just about succeeds in spite of its many flaws.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 13/01/2011

Malcolm Venville directs a whimsical caper with a certain shambling charm.

***(*)(*)Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 13/01/2011

There's a certain ingenuity in the way the plot of Chekhov's play becomes interwoven with the robbery, but for the most part the producers seem to be aiming at, and almost achieving, MFI – maximum feasible implausibility.

Philip French, The Observer, 16/01/2011

Laid-back and lugubrious, the early promise of Henry’s Crime wanes as its efforts to splice crime caper with backstage drama becomes increasingly laboured. But with the cast on their game, the film just about gets away with it.

***(*)(*)James Mottram, Total Film, 17/01/2011

Features about Henry's Crime (15)

Keanu Reeves: Henry's Criem makes people want to have sex

STV, 14/01/2011

Keanu Reeves: 'I would've broken Kubrick'

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 13/01/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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