Jesus Henry Christ Synopsis
A boy genius, who was conceived via sperm donor, goes in search of his biological father.
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Variety

Too deliberately eccentric to attain quite the level of wigginess it aspires to, Jesus Henry Christ does feature some standout performances...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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This time out Lee looks to bake a touch of twee-ness into the film in the hopes of keeping things light, though more often than not, the...
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50

NPR

Henry can finish a college application test in two minutes, yet Jesus Henry Christ doesn't know what to do with 90.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Even for a surreal black comedy, Jesus Henry Christ requires massive suspension of disbelief.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Amusing but scattered and unconvincing comedy.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As with his previous film "Fireflies in the Garden," writer-director Dennis Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds. This...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Try not to be in the same room as Jesus Henry Christ. At the very least run when the first fire alarm sounds.
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20

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Why anyone would want to spend time with a foursome whose bathetic misery is, like the overly mannered visuals of writer-director Dennis Lee...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It winds up just being annoying.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
The title alone invites you to cuss at this smug film, and you may do so the second you catch a whiff of the portentous first shot: a Wes...
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Cute but not so realistic.

By uleij
Who cares about being realistic, it is a movie. Amusing tale of a smart boy and outcasted girl....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Some Violent Images, Smoking and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Stylized comedy explores identity; adults drink and smoke.
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