Skip to main content
Henry Fool Movie Poster
Ratings & Reviews

Henry Fool

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language.

R In Theaters 06/19/1998 , 140min.
Share this movie on
Critic score based on 22 reviews

Your Reviews

Sign In to leave a review for Henry Fool

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
It remains complex, offbeat and occasionally inscrutable - and worth the work. [24 Jul 1998] Full Review
Derek Elley
Poetic, bawdy, contemplative, often side-wrenchingly funny and finally quite touching, this tale about a nerdy garbage man whose life is changed by an egocentric hobo philosopher is flawed only by its length. Full Review
James Berardinelli
This film is the complete package, and offers a thoroughly satisfying two-plus hours in a darkened theater. Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
This film aspires to be a meditation on (among other things) art, trust, loyalty, politics and popular culture. With utter simplicity, and with unexpectedly intense storytelling, it achieves all that and more. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Writing ignites miracles in Henry Fool, and Hartley's exquisite control over his compositions and pacing makes the outrages, biological and otherwise, funnier than you might believe. [01 Jul 1998] Full Review

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings