Henry's Crime

Henry's Crime

DVD - 2011
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A man who was wrongly accused of bank robbery decides to live up to his criminal record in this romantic crime comedy starring Keanu Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga. Henry (Reeves) was drifting through life as a toll collector in Buffalo, NY, when one morning he happened across a half-baked bank heist. Unwittingly drawn into the harebrained plan, Henry eventually lands in jail for refusing to identify the robbers, and lands in a cell with amiable con artist Max (Caan), who has grown rather comfortable with life behind bars. According to Max, a man must first have a dream in order to find his purpose, and one year later Henry is a free man with an audacious plan. Since he's already on record as a convicted bank robber, Henry figures he may as well try his hand at the criminal lifestyle. After stumbling across an old underground bootlegger tunnel that connects the bank to an adjacent theater, Henry convinces Max to apply for parole in order to help him execute the perfect robbery. Posing as an actor, Henry lands the lead role in the theater's production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, and begins working with Max to burrow their way into the nearby bank vault. But now the more time Henry spends in the theater, the harder he finds himself falling for his capricious co-star Julie (Farmiga), a development that could very well land them all in jail before the final curtain.

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tenet
Oct 06, 2014

A rather silly movie, with an equally silly plot, and sub-par acting. Holding my nose giving it 2 stars.

7duffy Jul 21, 2014

Not that entertaining, despite the great cast.

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jimg2000
Nov 01, 2013

An entertaining romantic crime caper with likable characters though the plot was overly stretched with an imaginative ending that also promised troubling loose ends.

michlmac May 22, 2013

Begins with a dumb premise and proceeds to get dumber and dumber. Conned into driving the getaway car for a bank robbery, Henry (Keanu) doesn't rat on his friends - his what!? - and does time. He then decides to truly rob the bank with the aid of former cellmate wise-quipping James Caan who would prefer to stay in jail. Vera Farmiga, playing a would-be actress (that is not type casting), almost runs over Keanu and they become romantically entangled. Because the access to the bank's vault is through the theatre, Henry who has never acted must become the co-star opposite Farmiga in Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. Uh-huh. SPOILER! The robbery goes sour and is successful at the same time. SPOILER!! THEY GET AWAY WITH MILLIONS -- WHEEEEE! SPOILER!!! Our lame hero gets out of the getaway car and returns to the theater where he lets his lady know he loves her by demolishing Chekov. I read somewehre that it's supposed to be a comedy. That's a laugh

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neonkc
Apr 26, 2013

good

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mistical
Aug 08, 2012

sigh. it's supposed to be a comedy. that would have excused a lot.

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docjnsuss
Mar 07, 2012

Henry's Crime has a very unbelievable storyline. Henry is in the wrong place at the wrong time and is caught and convicted for a bank robbery that he did not commit. After three years in prison Henry decides to actually rob the bank once he is released. Henry enlists his former cellmate and three other men to help in that endeavor. In the meantime, Henry meets and falls in love with an aspiring actress. Overall the plot is weak and the acting is not much better.

wayne19711012 Jan 25, 2012

get a job would u ?

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sdelao
Jan 10, 2012

Cool movie! I'm sorry I missed it in the theatres. Keanu Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga did awesome. Recommend!

jdm2 Dec 14, 2011

Still trying to decide if I liked the film or not. It did keep my interest until the end.

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jimg2000
Nov 01, 2013

Julie: What were you in prison for, Max?

Max: I was a confidence man.

Julie: You mean a con man?

Max: I um... l don't like that word. Er, "confidence" is a little more elegant. "Confidence" comes from the Greek "fides", meaning faith and belief.

Julie: Greek? I thought it was Latin.

Max: Well, yes, it is... it is now.

Julie: So, essentially, you make people feel good and then you rip 'em off?

Max: Yes. But I was always a little better at the feeling good part than I was with the ripping off part, hence jail

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