Boy
Boy (2012)

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand "Thriller" is changing kids' lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, Boy is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boy possesses the offbeat charm associated with New Zealand film but is also fully capable of drawing the viewer in emotionally.

John Barber
Globe and Mail

Even the inevitable flaws of the low-budget production are winning, showcasing as they do the narrative artistry that makes Boy so distinctive amid current factory-written studio productions.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Waititi has reached into his past for a story that belongs to him alone.

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Cory Everett
The Playlist

The momentum from the opening dissipates early and without a real engine pushing the movie foward, it begins to drag...the film is 87 minutes and feels like it's 2 hours.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A simple story of coming of age and the bitter failings of hero worship that succeeds thanks to the impressive skills of its young star.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film like this would have little chance without the right casting, and James Rolleston is so right as Boy, it's difficult to imagine anyone else.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This is an upbeat, often hilarious, but never mawkish, celebration of love.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Boy" finds hope, and love, in the oddest corners.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Boy is a charmer, a funny and affecting coming-of-age story rendered with heart, and with nuttiness.

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Erick Weber
NECN

It's one of those flicks that has more resonance than you may at first realize and a level of charm that few films contain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
11/06/2010 (CINEMAS) I'm not sure if audiences outside New-Zealand will relate to this but for those who grew up in New-Zealand like myself, well, we will… More
Movee Critic
Good script, talented actors, and plenty of laughs. Boy is entertaining and fresh. Great directing and acting from Taika Cohen. The characters are so… More
Sheldon Chau
Heartfelt, funny, and sweet, BOY is a great film about a child's transformation into a man; a film that takes the familiar story of when a boy finally… More
Panta Oz
Taika Waititi will be 37 on 16 August 1975... he is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named who was named 5 years ago on… More