Henry Poole is Here Synopsis
After learning he has only a short time to live, a man undergoes a miraculous transformation.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The biggest hole in this picture is not so much whether an audience will buy its miracles but whether an audience will care about Henry...
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New York Post

Sappy and corny, but there are a few lovely moments.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A large part of the movie's appeal can be attributed to Wilson, more dour than he's been in ages and yet more interesting, too.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Handsomely photographed by Eric Schmidt and nicely underplayed by the actors, the film relies too much on its jukebox soundtrack to convey...
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San Francisco Chronicle

A strange and thoughtful little movie.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film has some amusing moments and can be intriguing when it focuses on the slow transformation of a hopeless, faithless man.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's less a tale of religious rebirth than a faith-based Hallmark card.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's easy to see how a film so unafraid of religious touchstones could become a phenomenon among the faithful. Nonbelievers, however, need...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
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I'm thankful to be able to attend the press screening of this character-driven emotional dark drama/comedy with a simple plot yet filled with thought-provoking thematic elements examining life and...

A Great Dark Comedy

By stormy waters
This was a very good move, that was inspirational, funny, sad, touching, and it made you feel good towards the end. Even though this movie was slow, it's a great movie that you have to go and see,...

Not your typical Hollywood Movie

By maggieatthemovies
This movie tells a unique story. The characters were refreshing with real human feelings and beliefs. Luke Wilson & George Lopez did a great job along with the three ladies in supporting roles. A...

Henry Poole Is Here- Trailer and official site

By batmin78
Here's a link to the official site for Luke's new movie Henry Poole Is Here, which hits theaters on August 15th! The movie is about a guy who abandons his fiancée and family business to spend what...

Henry Poole Is Here

By tomj8
This is a well acted and entertaining movie offering nostalgia, humor and even a hint of romance and features some good individual performances. Especially for younger viewers, it may tend to be slow...

deep and touching if you let it be

By juliejetset
I went and saw "Henry Poole Is Here" tonight by myself. it was the perfect movie for me to see at the perfect time. its supposed to be a dark comedy, but it touched me on several levels. i...

A Thought-Provoking, Interesting Date Movie

By TravisMcFee
This is what I like to call a "big boy" movie. No car chases. No explosions. No witty repartee or snappy comebacks. It's a movie with a plot, and characters, and things to think about. Perhaps most...

A must see !!!

By txcatlover
I loved this movie. A great movie about faith and hope. Touching and funny. Luke Wilson and all of the cast were fabulous. I highly recommend this movie. It was a very pleasant surprise. My...

Henry Poole is Here

By rljhubbard
I really liked this movie, it's thought provoking. It makes you question your own faith and how you look at hope, and what you would be like in Henry's situation. My husband and I talked for hours...


By dsilverman622
I am at a loss to understand all the terrible fan reviews above. I enjoyed the movie, as did the people watching it with me. I found it very touching, and many of us in the audience were tearful. I...

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Rated PG | For thematic elements and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Faith-themed dramedy has heavy themes, drinking.
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