• Released
  • November 16, 2011
  • (NY; 11/25 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 24 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Tomboy Synopsis
A 10-year-old girl (Zoé Héran) moves into a new neighborhood and decides to dress like a boy.
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Critic Ratings

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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Tomboy is one of those little big films whose simplicity and concision suggest the excess of meaning that language (cinematic or otherwise)...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The startling power of Tomboy, a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy - and for one singular...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tomboy is tender and affectionate. It shows us Laure/Mikael in an adventure that may be forgotten in adulthood or may form her adulthood.
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80

Movieline

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Laure is pleasingly uncute, with a gruff demeanor that gives way to affecting glimpses of vulnerability.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Tomboy is as visually beautiful as its 10-year-old heroine is defiantly plain.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Beautifully photographed by Crystel Fournier, Sciamma's film has a floaty weightlessness (as opposed to the heavyosity of "Boys Don't Cry")...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Less subtle than its predecessor, Tomboy is like a pint-size "Boys Don't Cry," and as such, it's practically unique.
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75

New York Post

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A pre-pubescent "Boys Don't Cry" with a much sweeter tone, this thoughtful French comic drama follows Laure (Zoé Héran), a 10-year-old girl...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
It may be a slim story, but its gentle humour, natural rhythm and above all authentic performances make Tomboy beautiful, intimate cinema.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Its young heroine is proud to be herself; there's just not much for her to do beyond that.
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By rpa66
I want to see it....

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Rated NR