The Mudge Boy Synopsis
The troubled existence of Duncan Mudge, a 14-year-old misfit
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
(Emile Hirsch) a miraculous young actor.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Offers an idyllic, comforting surface of tree-shaded lanes and sunshine-dappled fields - but a disturbing tale throbs beneath.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A little picture -- the names of the entire cast would fit on half a sheet of paper -- but it’s more heartfelt than movies with 50...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Odd and intense, very well acted, and impossible to dismiss.
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70

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
An auspicious debut for writer-director Michael Burke, the film makes a superb actor's showcase for Hirsch as well as Guiry.
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70

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
A film that's every bit as odd, unique, and unnerving as its title character.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Simply photographed and well acted, The Mudge Boy captures "Deliverance"-level disturbing images as it takes an unsentimental approach to...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Deeply disturbing, but dramatically realized, and the movie marks Burke as a young talent to watch.
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Its sex is brutal, its depiction of human nature is crude and pessimistic, and its climax -- which involves animal mutilation -- is enough...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's not the homosexuality that's dubious here, it's the chicken.
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The Mudge Boy review

By KinoKinzel
Best Gay/Bi/Straight teen movie ever...

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