• Released
  • November 18, 2005
  • NR , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
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Blackmail Boy Synopsis
Dysfunctional family clash over land.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
At the center of the movie, Tsimitselis makes for a disappointing blank, a pretty poster boy who leaves a long trail of emotional wreckage...
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50

The New York Times

By Anita Gates
It does have the feel of farce at times, but much of the time it just seems determined to shock.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
Blackmail Boy reaches for tragedy but settles for soap opera.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Black comedy requires perfect pitch: Pedro Almodovar has it and cowriters/directors Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou don't, at...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are moments of amusing melodrama, but for the most part, the action is too preposterous to take seriously, and too serious to be very...
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30

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
It's a mean-spirited exercise in stilted outrageousness.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The Greeks have a word for Blackmail Boy: boring.
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10

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Curiously, Blackmail Boy's alternate title is "Oxygen"--and by film's end, you'll be gasping for it.
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Rated NR