Boy A Synopsis
A young man (Andrew Garfield) tries to live a normal life following his release from prison.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Andrew Garfield's phenomenal performance makes room for the many and various pieces of Jack's personality, whether or not they're securely...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Mullen and Garfield anchor the film. Mullen, that splendid Scottish actor ("My Name Is Joe") and Garfield, 24, with his boyish face and...
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Jack, as played by Andrew Garfield, comes across as agonized, desperately anxious to get things right -- something you might also say about...
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The genius of Garfield's performance is that he fills him with equal amounts of terror and wonder.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Boy A will rivet you while raising issues about forgiveness and just who deserves it.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Even its structurally weaker moments give Garfield an opportunity to expand on Jack's physical and mental dislocation. Given Boy A's final...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Like "Control," the recent Anton Corbijn treatment of rock star Ian Curtis' short life, the powerful British drama Boy A announces its...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Director John Crowley and screenwriter Mark O'Rowe's follow-up to their feature film debut "Intermission" may follow an all-too schematic...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Boy A comes frustratingly close to succeeding as tragedy.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If Hitchcock had done a coming-of-age drama, it might have resembled this haunting, nervous, sad movie about an early twentysomething.
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Heartbreaking!

By kmcbeth9
Andrew Garfield is amazing in this....

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INCREDIBLE- DEEPLY MOVING!!

By maryvargas
Difficult to understand them with the accent but incredibly powerful movie! Must see!...

Powerful

By mldinslc
I loved this movie. It is a bit slow to start and yes a bit hard to understand but what a conversation piece. With all the "blockbuster" crap being played in big theaters is still refreshing to know...

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Rated R | For language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use