100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The result is an excellent film - entertaining and informative and sometimes stunning in its display of the personal demons shared by these two geniuses.
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90

Village Voice

Boys is first-rate cinema archaeology. What pushes it beyond that is the brutal honesty with which the sibling rivalry between the elder Shermans is depicted; theirs is a palpable mixture of love and disdain that led to the men not socializing with each other for more than 40 years.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A vital one for movie fans.
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80

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Engaging documentary draws on plentiful archival footage and A-list interviewees, and should lure dedicated nostalgists.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The Boys is so heartfelt that it elicits a sense that complex creative relationships may ultimately elude explication, leaving Jeffrey Sherman to speculate that the friction between his father and his uncle was what brought their songs alive.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and a host of other notables sing the praises of the estranged siblings, whose work is illustrated by copious film clips.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A touching and illuminating documentary.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

This entertaining, inside-show-business documentary is greatly enhanced by the presence of the two engaging "boys" of the title -- brothers who found harmony through music and dissonance with each other.
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70

The New York Times

By Laura Kern
Comprehensive, fulfilling film.
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78 out of 100
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