Beautiful Boy Synopsis
A married couple on the verge of seperation learns thier 18-year-old son has committed a mass shooting at his college before committing suicide.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Too bleak and wrenching to recommend unconditionally. You need a strong constitution to watch it soberly, but it is a gripping experience...
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85

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Beautiful Boy is the antithesis of melodrama. Painfully perceptive and relentlessly raw, this intimate observation of a couple in extremis...
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Ultimately, the effort, however rough in patches, is to be admired. We need our best minds on this subject, in all arenas, and Beautiful...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Blazing performance will burn in your memory. Same goes for the film.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A film like this can end honestly in only one way, and Ku is true to it. Life will go on, one baffling day after another. There can be no...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Directing from the nonjudgmental script he wrote with Michael Armbruster, Ku's assured, unadorned documentary style allows his leads ample...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Michael Sheen and Maria Bello both have wrenching moments in this quiet, oblique drama. Yet the movie isn't really convincing.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not an entertainment but an experience. And a kind of cinematic sensitivity training.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Actors are left with too much time to play emotional symphonies, while inevitably having to hit too many required notes.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's just very little in Beautiful Boy that feels fresh or new or truly raw. The houses, that title, every emotion, even the false...
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Beaitiful Boy

By MovieStarDude99
I have seen it. It is really good YOU MUST SEE IT. Was in a film festival and saw it and should have one an other award....

Beautifully Done

By RaveReview
The film invites us in to look at those burning questions - "Why does it happen and how would I feel if it happened in my family?" Like all of the best films, the writers give you the opportunity to...

Eautiful Boy

By Jbp1948
Good acting. An all. Ew perspective....

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Beautiful Boy

By uass
Quietly intense and beautifully done. It moved me and I loved it! I highly recommend....

Morbid and Depressing

By Codyblue
Well, yes the topic and question of "what if that were my child committing such horrid acts" as those committed at Columbine and other college campuses may be interesting to ponder......but only for...

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Rated R | For Some language and a scene of sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Agonizing, moving drama about a family torn by tragedy.
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