Regarding Henry
Regarding Henry (1991)

Combining elements of A Christmas Carol and Rain Man (1988), this modern-day parable of greed and redemption was crafted with generous helpings of sentimentality by director Mike Nicholas. Harrison Ford stars as Henry Turner, a slick,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 10, 1991
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
43%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although Harrison Ford makes the most of an opportunity to dig into a serious role, Regarding Henry is undermined by cheap sentiment and clichés.

David Ansen
Newsweek

One can make excuses for a 23-year-old writer's misunderstanding of human behavior, but how could Mike Nichols look at himself in the mirror when he directed such dumbfounding scenes.

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Kathi Maio
Sojourner

[Director Mike] Nichols is making brain damage look a little too warm and wonderful.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

an intriguing mess

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a film of obvious and shallow contrivance, which aims without apology for easy emotional payoffs, and tries to manipulate the audience with plot twists that belong in a sitcom.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Slow, thoughtful '90s drama won't appeal to teens.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Lack of realism is not the problem of this Mike Nichols' drama; it's the simplistic messages and the time-worn cliches that make it flawed--despite good acting from Harrison Ford in the lead.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one of director Nichols' very best efforts.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Ford commits, but this mawkish script would barely pass muster on Lifetime, taking the easy route any chance it gets, with an aggravating routine of rich white people feeling bad for rich white people.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Perhaps Ford's best work, certainly his most challenging role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Bowler
Ford is great but he has to be in order keep this movie even close to average. Full review later.
Dean King
A great film showing how quickly your life can change. Ford gives a very strong performance as a man who goes from one extreme to another after being shot.
Aj V
A beautiful, sad, yet hopeful movie. I loved it. I think it's Ford's best dramatic role I've seen. If you're a fan of his, you have to… More
xGary Xx
Sentimental and boring character study as Harrison Ford suffers brain trauma and changes from one movie character stereotype into another movie character… More
Tim Salmons
A forgotten Ford film.
Dean McKenna
Melodramatic tale of a scheming, cheating lawyer who suddenly begins his afresh as New Man, all caring, wonderful and honest.