Boyhood

2014

Action / Drama

623
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.9 10 303125

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by juneebuggy 6 / 10

Unique and ambitious

Unique and ambitious idea to film a movie with the same cast over 12 years but this was slow at times especially in the 2nd half. I kept waiting for something to happen, nothing ever did. Just the story of a boy named Mason from the age of 7 to when he goes to college. He deals with his parents divorce, adjusts to new stepfamilies and explores his own identity. No antagonists except a couple of drunk, abusive step dads. Ethan Hawke & Patricia Arquette do a great job as flawed but realistic parents.

A clever flowing narrative of life though. No dates or times or given to show the passage of time you just figure it out by changes and aging faces. Ultimately I came away from this underwhelmed especially after all the hype. I think I was meant to feel nostalgic but mostly meh.

Reviewed by Maz-hell 2 / 10

I want to poke this movie with a stick... just to see if it does something.

There is only one word that can describe this audiovisual project (I reject to call this collage of unrelated scenes a movie): Tedious. Absolutely nothing happens: Boring people living their boring life, growing boring kids that keep being boring and becoming boring adults. And it lasts 3 hours!

The cinemathography is astounding for such a borefest, but no image, no photography, no makeup effect could keep this movie alive.

There were a lot of scenes that could have saved this movie if somebody decided to exploit them, for example there was a moment where the guy that was living with the female protagonist was asked by her to relax the huge amount of rules he had. This could be a moment they could have had a conversation about the importance of rules vs freedom, a negociation of sorts about those rules, a dramatic moment with the male exploding in violence... It was full of potential. It could be anything. What this movie does? Nothing, it goes to the scene of the teenagers with his biological dad goint to the baseball park. And thats it.

I give the extra point because following the same actors for 12 freaking years was incredible and the cinemathography was incredible. Still it should be completely avoided, unless other people's boring life is enough to you.

Reviewed by jawsofoz 1 / 10

I hated this film

I am sure people will hit "No" on this review just because they hate my headline. Now "Boyhood" was about watching a child growing up. Yes it was filmed over several years but the film itself felt like it took "years to watch".

The film would have been better served if the director cut the film down by 30 minutes. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. However the story is really about seeing his loser of a mother not realizing she is doomed to keep repeating her mistakes.

Take it from me "This film is only loved by people who want to sound superior"

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