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  • Summary: After serving three years in prison for a bank robbery he did not commit, an amiable but aimless man decides to rob the bank for real. His plan involves infiltrating a local theatre company, but his scheme gets complicated when he falls for the company's lead actress. (Moving Pictures)

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Andrea Gronvall
    Apr 28, 2011
    70
    Reeves often displays moderate to little affect onscreen; here his reserve suits the story, as the experience of acting helps the reticent loser find himself. Vera Farmiga crackles as the feisty star of the play, while James Caan, as the hero's accomplice, proves a most charming rogue.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 8, 2011
    60
    Director Malcolm Venville, who made the British gangster flick "44 Inch Chest," has a strong handle on the tone, so even the familiar twists feel fresh.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Nilsen
    Apr 28, 2011
    60
    Go for Caan and Farmiga, and stay to be surprised by Reeves.
  4. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Apr 7, 2011
    50
    Its mood is so muffled and point so submerged, it's difficult to see why Mr. Reeves and the rest of the cast pooled their talents to make a movie about a nowhere man going no place in particular in Buffalo.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 27, 2011
    50
    Reeves has many arrows in his quiver, but screwball comedy isn't one of them.
  6. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Apr 14, 2011
    50
    Henry's Crime has three charismatic actors - Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan - in search of a decent script, and what they find, instead, are a handful of good scenes and lots of room to build their respective characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Apr 7, 2011
    33
    A grating muddle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Feb 15, 2014
    8
    it's a slow movie but ultimately unpredictable..that's what's interesting about it . Keanu is inexpressive though, Vera Farmiga is a fabulousit's a slow movie but ultimately unpredictable..that's what's interesting about it . Keanu is inexpressive though, Vera Farmiga is a fabulous actor as well as James Caan Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2012
    7
    Although the premise of the movie was reasonably straight forward, there was a surprising level of depth to it. Reaves is not the mostAlthough the premise of the movie was reasonably straight forward, there was a surprising level of depth to it. Reaves is not the most expressive actor going around and that part seemed to be lacking. Overall quite a good watch. Not predictable. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2011
    4
    Vera Farmiga, Bill Duke, and James Caan are all stellar, but the pacing of this film is in the crapper. WAY too slow. We debated bolting atVera Farmiga, Bill Duke, and James Caan are all stellar, but the pacing of this film is in the crapper. WAY too slow. We debated bolting at about the 80 minute mark, but felt we needed to stick around for the ending. I'm glad I did, but we wouldn't have missed much by leaving. By FAR, the best part of the movie is the soundtrack - it absolutely keeps you moving in your seat. (Probably meant to keep you awake.) Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2012
    3
    The idea is not bad but the actors could not feel more detached from the project. The biggest crime committed was not actually making the filmThe idea is not bad but the actors could not feel more detached from the project. The biggest crime committed was not actually making the film but more so that they actually released it for general consumption. Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2011
    0
    I was looking forward to this movie as I do like Reaves and Caan, but I have to say, seriously, this is possibly the worst movie I've ever hadI was looking forward to this movie as I do like Reaves and Caan, but I have to say, seriously, this is possibly the worst movie I've ever had the displeasure to sit through! James Caan's acting was the best here and Reave's was the worst, others were just ordinary at best. Don't waste your time! Expand

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