The Book of Henry

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "A boy named Henry has a crush on Christina, the daughter of an abusive Police Commissioner. To keep her safe Henry comes up with a rescue plan. Henry's mother, Susan, decides to help him carry out this plan."

Overall Ranking: 3031 (Rank from 2017: # 121)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 20%
Burnt 40%


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Dan O'Neill55(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine47.6 - The B story that becomes the A story near the end, about rescuing the girl next door from her abusive step-father feels like another movie. And the tear-jerking twist in the middle, feels completely manipulative, yet effective, as I was balling my eyes out, but still, even for me, I think this movie tried for too many tones in one flick.
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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer36(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman25 - Fascinatingly bad.
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Movie Waffler Eric Hillis10(full review)

People Involved

  • Naomi Watts (Susan Carpenter)
  • Jaeden Lieberher (Henry Carpenter)
  • Jacob Tremblay (Peter Carpenter)
  • Sarah Silverman (Sheila)
  • Lee Pace (David)
  • Maddie Ziegler (Christina Sickleman)
  • Dean Norris (Glenn Sickleman)
  • Bobby Moynihan (John)
  • Tonya Pinkins (Principal Wilder)
  • Geraldine Hughes (Mrs. Evans)
  • Jackson Nicoll (Morris)
  • Joel Garland (Big Ed)
  • Wass Stevens (Gary)
  • Marjan Neshat (Nurse Kathy)
  • Maxwell Simkins (Tommy)
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Nurse Leah)
  • Mary Joy (Dot)
  • Faith Logan (Sibling)
  • Lily Peterson (Stage Manager)
  • Stefanie Flores (Girlfriend)
  • Mike Massimino (Trucker)
  • Deborah Rayne (EMT #1)
  • Logan Smith (Boy #2)
  • Zandi Holup ()
  • Colin Trevorrow (Director)