Boyhood Synopsis
A child (Ellar Coltrane) grows from boyhood to manhood over the course of 12 years.
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The "M" word

By eyesoftexas93
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that "Boyhood" is a masterpiece. Not since "Brokeback Mountain" have I been so moved by understated and gentle performances. Kudos to LInklater for his...

Disappointing and dark... No hope

By angmalik
Very disappointed in this film. With all the great reviews I expected so much more. The only positive was watching the characters grow up. This movie had only tough situations that the family...

Trite, Boring, Vapid

By rmoffett222
If you stripped out all the cliches from this film there'd be nothing left. It opens with a boy lying on the grass contemplating the clouds. Gee, where'd I see that before? A cruel alcoholic...

Draws you in and never lets go.

By VTexAustin
2 hrs 42 mins and didn't want it to end. Just incredibly well done, insightful and real. Highly recommended....

Loved it

By jw7997
A unique and great movie; very well done, excellent cast....

Don't bother going

By dvhh
Boring movie. Poorly made....

boring, says nothing

By ianfbenton
the main character has nothing to offer. stuff happens around him and he just sort of floats. no opinions, nothing interesting. there was a lot of potential here, cool concept, but about an hour too...


By lrbenj
This movie was OK. It was very long & it was kind of draggy, I had trouble staying interested. It was just a long boring documentary of a not very interesting slice of life of an ordinary kind of sad...


By ellesocal
DISAPPOINTING ........ AND TOO LONG The main character seems to float through childhood to adulthood. Too much bad language, porn, drugs, alcohol, sexual situations, and way too long with...

Best movie in a LONG time

By JoshEyes
An incredible work of art and passion - a limited budget each year and a shortened filming window, along with a script that evolved along with the characters....

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Rated R | For Sexual References, Language and Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Unique, affecting, mature drama about life and growing up.
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