7.9/10
9
1 user 2 critic

Painless (2017)

Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Henry Long
...
Shani
Kip Gilman ...
Dr. Raymond Parks
...
Dr. Steven Andrews
Tommie Sox ...
Eddie
...
Jeremy
...
Ron
...
Sally
David Weindel ...
Hardware Clerk
Lino Tanaka ...
Delivery Man
Valeria Sistrunk ...
Dr. Lynn
Robert Sioch ...
Young Henry
Orion Spinelli ...
Baby Henry
...
Young Henry's Mother
...
Patient
Edit

Storyline

Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is Pain

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Painless" Is an Impeccable Film with A Lot of Feeling
12 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film when it screened at a sci-fi film festival in Austin, TX, called Other Worlds Austin. It was one of my favorites from the entire festival. I was so impressed with this film, because it elevates science fiction from what people normally expect. "Painless" is an impeccably written, character driven story about Henry, a man with a congenital disorder that doesn't allow him to feel pain, and his quest to "cure" himself. Rather than taking the path of most science fiction and action films and creating a superhuman character who is invulnerable to pain, this movie was extremely thoughtful in considering how a person with this disorder might become extremely cautious and closed off. It's Henry's struggle with his solitude that make this story so captivating. Joey Klein gives an incredible performance as Henry, and the supporting cast excels as well. The cinematography in this film adds so much to the story. Jordan Horowitz did an amazing job writing and directing this film. I'm so excited to see science fiction moving in the direction of emotional storytelling and not just clever plot lines and CGI creatures. I hope I get to see this film again, and I'm very excited to see what everyone involved with this movie does next.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show