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Old Henry (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Led by a reliably solid performance from Tim Blake Nelson, Old Henry serves up a supple cut of vintage western rawhide.

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Old Henry is an action-Western about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide whom to trust. Defending against a siege of his homestead, he reveals a talent for gunslinging that surprises everyone, calling his true identity into question.

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A mediocre film might be excused somewhat by the merit of some ambition, but the problem with "Old Henry" is that there isn't enough of that, either.

December 3, 2021 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

As it stands, there's a healthy amount to admire and for some it may be enough to scratch a certain itch. But much of Old Henry feels a lot like its protagonist: worn-out, weathered, and old.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Playing an isolated farmer who finds a fugitive, the character actor Tim Blake Nelson delivers world-weary greatness.

October 8, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A very simple and ingeniously crafted cowboy yarn.

October 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Blake Nelson, one of our finest actors, gives Henry's mysterious inner life physical expression.

October 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Tim Blake Nelson ... has the most convincingly exhausted and forlorn hangdog expression in contemporary cinema.

October 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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