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      The Book of Henry

      PG-13 Released Jun 16, 2017 1h 40m Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Book of Henry: Trailer 1 List The Book of Henry: Trailer 1 The Book of Henry: Trailer 1 2:22 View more videos
      22% Tomatometer 147 Reviews 63% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own way is Susan's older son Henry. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbors a dark secret, she's surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help the young daughter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Book of Henry deserves a few points for ambition, but its tonal juggling act -- and a deeply maudlin twist -- may leave viewers gaping in disbelief rather than choking back tears.

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Watts throws herself into the project, much like a first responder to an emergency. Apr 6, 2020 Full Review Karen Han The Daily Beast A movie this crazy should be spellbinding, but as it is, The Book of Henry is just baffling. It's fun, but not fun; it's forgettable, but unforgettable. Dec 28, 2017 Full Review K. Austin Collins The Ringer Colin Trevorrow goes for the easy tears, which is too bad, in this case. Nothing about a story like this should feel easy. Aug 9, 2017 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson Once The Book of Henry entertains the proposition of murder, everything changes and that pendulum begins to look like a scythe cutting wheat. Rated: 2/5 Feb 16, 2024 Full Review Damond Fudge KCCI (Des Moines, IA) I do agree that things could've been handled with a little more subtlety, grace or tact...but even so, the end result was satisfying to me. Jul 17, 2020 Full Review Steven Prokopy Third Coast Review The truth is, while I don't think I can quite recommend the film, I appreciated its attempt to try something slightly insane, to take turns that most mainstream movies don't dare. May 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Santiago Castillo G It was a great history, the acting of Jaeden Martell, Jacob and everyone was very good and awesome, it's sad that not too much people know about this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Shelby Z Incredible. I loved this movie. A tear jerker for sure. Laughed, cried, and laughed again. A must see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/03/23 Full Review Robert T Short film with a clear tonal shift could be great but they mucked up the ending. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review R C A big twist that makes you root for the mom to go through with it. Until you don't. Overall, a deliberate worthwhile escape. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review Thomas S Unfairly underscored in my opinion. A good film, with twists but easy to follow Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/13/23 Full Review Aiden B I enjoyed this movie and would call it average—to slightly above average. The cast is throughly enjoyable. As a brother who is close to my sibling myself I enjoyed the relationship between Henry and Peter. On a more negative side this movie tries to juggle tones and it does it pretty terribly. One second you are watching a family comedy, then a modern tragedy, and then a thriller and then goes back to a family comedy/drama. I just wish it would of stuck with one tone. Or maybe two considering the major beat change toward the middle. The movie also tries to handle too many themes. The emotional beats would try to cash in on easy tears, while it worked on me at least twice other times it falls flat. I chose this movie thinking it was a comedic drama. I was while not exactly pleasantly surprised, also not unpleasantly surprised. I would watch this movie if you want something to hit you in the feels but also keep you engaged. There is a lot going on, and while it can be overwhelming at times it is an enjoyable experience if you can look past it all. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Believe in Magic The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Believe in Magic 2:57 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Henry Has a Tumor The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Henry Has a Tumor 2:26 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Know Who You're Up Against The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Know Who You're Up Against 2:35 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Henry's Big Plan The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Henry's Big Plan 2:56 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Talent Show The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Talent Show 2:43 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Best Part of Me The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Best Part of Me 2:58 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Christina's Dance The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Christina's Dance 3:44 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Genius and the Nobody The Book of Henry: Official Clip - The Genius and the Nobody 2:41 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Something's Wrong with Henry The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Something's Wrong with Henry 2:49 The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Peter's Special Mission The Book of Henry: Official Clip - Peter's Special Mission 2:54 View more videos
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      Synopsis Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own way is Susan's older son Henry. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbors a dark secret, she's surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help the young daughter.
      Director
      Colin Trevorrow
      Producer
      Sidney Kimmel, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, Carla Hacken
      Screenwriter
      Gregg Hurwitz
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Double Nickel Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 16, 2017, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 10, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.2M
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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