This film does everything that you wish a film would do. It takes the dark past of a murderer, turns him into a likeable character and makes you feel for him more than any other character. Andrew Garfield is astonishing in this film, in which sparked his career as an actor. In hi...
A man looking to shed his former identity in order to move beyond his traumatic past discovers that the past and the future are inexorably linked in director John Crowley's feature adaptation of a nov... read more
Directed by: John Crowley
Release Date: September 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
Stats: 1,212 reviews
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April 30, 2012
At first a thought-provoking film about guilt, atonement and the right to start over as a new person. It relies on an excellent performance by Andrew Garfield, but sadly after two intriguing acts everything culminates in a disappointing ending that is contrived and insubstantial.
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March 14, 2011
A very interesting film where the director plays on the sympathy and likeness to character who has the past of a murderer. The idea of giving people a second chance in life is a common theme, and for the most part, the second chance is shown in a positive light. The twist in the ...
February 8, 2011
Based on British author Jonathan Trigell's debut novel, "Boy A", Irish director John Crowley's 2007 film "Boy A" tells a rather unusual story of a young man of about 24, just released from prison.
Now the events in the novel bear a striking resemblance to the real life incide...
August 28, 2010
"Boy A" is one of the best movies you never heard of! I was left breathless! "Boy A" challenges the viewer to see the person more so than the crime. I felt conflicted as my emotions were pulled in many directions during the movie from different characters experiences. It left ...
June 6, 2009
Good, not as good as I thought it would be from the trailer, but worth a watch.
January 31, 2009
A superb film in just about every imaginable way. From the incredible drama to the moral and ethical subjects tackled. It shows how people really can change and also the saddening unforgiving nature of society. Nothing can excuse what Jack did, but as the film shows he has become...
December 30, 2008
"Boy A" is a stunner. I'm always searching for the hidden gems of the cinema world and now I found one! This film has been a hit on many film festivals and I see it as my duty to tell my friends about it.
Jack, played by Andrew Garfield, is a young man who's in transition to gai...
December 9, 2008
It was pretty good. One of those unique films. I liked how they went back to his childhood in between his adulthood.
After watching this film, for those who saw the end..."the crime", I had a dream that night that I was doing the same thing to my younger brother! Weird!
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