• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
  • 6 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: James Burns who goes from the suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals.

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The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
Jamesy Boy has its heart in the right place, and first-time director Trevor White shows some skill with actors, but the film lacks a...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Martin Tsai
The screenplay by Lane Shadgett and director Trevor White relies far too much on telling rather than showing.
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38

RogerEbert.com

The poems — and the film as a whole — fail to flesh James out as a whole and complicated human being worth rooting for.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Every word of the story may be true, and if it happened to someone you knew, you'd be captivated. In Jamesy Boy, though, it's hard to see...
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30

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
Director Trevor White frames the former teen gang member's life as an uplifting coming-of-age prison drama that feels entirely disconnected...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
The movie adds up to little more than an interminable bildungsroman, sunk early and often by the desperately miscast Spencer Lofranco.
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Rated NR