John Henry

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Movie Info & Cast


Ex-gang member, John Henry (Terry Crews), traded violence for a quieter life taking care of his aging father (Ken Foree) in South Los Angeles. Henry meets two immigrant children running from his former gang leader (Chris "Ludacris: Bridges) and has to decide whether to revisit his troubled past to help give the two children a better future.


  • Terry Crews
  • Ludacris
  • Maestro Harrell
  • Ken Foree
  • Kimberly Hebert Gregory
  • Gerald 'Slink' Johnson
  • Jamila Velazquez
  • Tyler Alvarez
  • Dohn Norwood
  • Joseph Julian Soria

Did You Know?


  • Although the poster imagery shows actor Terry Crews holding a metal hammer with the name "John Henry", this movie has no relation to the DC Comics superhero "Steel" whose name is John Henry Irons and (upon Superman's death) decided to create a heavily armored "steel" suit with his main weapon being a smart sledgehammer to carry on the Man of Steel's legacy.
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Jan 23, 2020

Clearly qualified in the physique department, Crews is an actor with enough charisma and range to carry either gritty genre adventures or more cartoony showdowns; but Forbes' tonal uncertainty and a stiff script leave him stranded here, in a world that lacks the gravity to put his conscience-driven reticence in context.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 20, 2020

Once the picture finally gets around to what it’s supposed to be doing, it almost turns exciting and visceral, and it kind of makes sense. Nothing shows viscera and blood to better advantage than white on white clothing and decor — spattered and arterial sprayed. All a bit too little entirely too late, here.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation