100

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
What an astonishing achievement; what a beautiful movie.
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.
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100

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Epic in scope yet unassuming throughout, Linklater's incredibly involving chronicle marks an unprecedented achievement in fictional storytelling.
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100

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story.
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100

The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
As he has throughout his career, from “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused” to the lovely “Bernie” to the “Before” trilogy, Linklater proves himself as a filmmaker unconcerned with flash and dazzle but thoroughly compassionate and empathetic to a wide range of characters.
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The good news is you’re feeling stuff, you know? And you’ve got to hold on to that. You get older, and you don’t feel as much, your skin gets tough.” This remarkable, wonderful movie helps you remember.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One of the most extraordinary films in decades, this family drama is also one of the most ambitious in scope, having taken more than a decade to shoot. Yet it comes across as effortless and unassuming. Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one.
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100

Empire

Linklater’s beautiful film is an extraordinary achievement — tender, funny, wise and wistful, full of warmth and humanity.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It's the selective but cumulative use of seemingly arbitrary but significant experiences that gives Boyhood its distinctive character and impressive weight.
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90

Variety

By Peter Debruge
With Boyhood, Linklater has created an uncanny time capsule, inviting auds to relive their own upbringing through a series of artificial memories pressed like flowers between the pages of a family photo album.
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100 out of 100

Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.