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Jesus Henry Christ

Too-smart-for-his-own-good 10-year-old Henry James Herman sets out to locate his father, an anonymous sperm donor, in this quirky comedy. Along the way, Henry uncovers family secrets that only deepen his existential quandary.
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Netflix Rating: 3.7
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 25%
Critics' score: 25   Audience score: 45   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm. full review

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail

If it all seems a tad to quirky and twee, that's the overwhelming flaw in director Lee's obvious and lightweight homage to director Wes Anderson. full review

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds. full review

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief. full review

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about? full review

Stephen Holden, New York Times

It winds up just being annoying full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Making their screen debuts, young Spevack and Weinstein give the film's most natural performances and provide its little bit of warmth, but it seems time to petition Collette, a truly gifted actress, to take a long hiatus from playing bitter single moms. full review

Chuck Wilson, Village Voice

Pleasant without being revelatory, underwhelming but not obnoxiously so, the film explores how we become who we are, whether by genetics or environment or some combination of the two. full review

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

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

Too deliberately eccentric to attain quite the level of wigginess it aspires to, Jesus Henry Christ does feature some standout perfs and a refreshingly unconventional approach to telling its slight story. full review

John Anderson, Variety

Mildly nutty comedy about a teen prodigy suffers from an underwritten script and overstylized gags. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Available From: Dec 01, 2012
  • Queued by: 418 people
Directed By
Dennis Lee
Cast
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore, Kate Hewlett, Aaron Abrams, Dewshane Williams, Paul Braunstein, Mark Caven, Cameron Kennedy
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