Boy A details
|Starring:||Andrew Garfield, Alfie Owen, Katie Lyons, Peter Mullan, Victoria Brazier, Taylor Doherty, Madeleine Rakic-Platt, Dudley Brewis, Leigh Symonds|
|Directors:||Dimitry Cruelle, John Crowley|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Feb 2010|
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Amazing!By Tuesday (2 reviews) from Norwich , 31 Jul 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw this when it was on Channel 4 and it totally blew me away, it really gets you thinking, it shows the life of a young man who you grow to like and find quite charming but through out you see these flash backs of when he was younger which completely conflicts with what you originally think of him, the film is amazing but the book is even better which I read having watched it I highly recommend both to everyone.
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Must watch.By a customer from England , 22 Jul 2010The most inspiring piece of British drama I've ever seen...
Simply a must watch piece of drama with a beautiful performance from Andrew Garfield.
misleading trailerBy a customer from London , 24 Jun 2010The film trailer is very thrilling and involving, totally misleading, as Boy A is very slow, it is more about the psychological analysis of the main character than the facts that every now and then happen during the film.
It is the trailer's fault, as it arouses false expectations!
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Outstanding A! *****By KFILMZFX (10 reviews) from London , 28 May 2010Definatley worth it rate in film viewing. Didn't know what to expect at first, but it had me riveted. One of the best of it's kind I've seen so far. I'll sure be looking out for more like this!
Garfield is PhenomenalBy WinterWooksie (11 reviews) from Inverurie , 25 May 2010My favourite films are the ones which makes you think about situations or circumstances you have never comprehended before. And Boy A is definitely one of them.
The idea of someone who was convicted of murder as a little boy and then 15 years later being released into society is such a big issue to cover. It relates closely to the Bulger case and i remember reading about it thinking what sick person could do such a thing at such a young age but through watching this film I actually very attached to the main character and cared about him knowing what he'd done.
Andrew Garfiled's performance spoke volumes even when he wasn't speaking. Playing a flawed troubled character couln't have been easy but his sensitivity and vulnerability kept me glued to the screen.
Also the relationship between Jack and his shrink played by Peter Mullan was totally believable, he cared so much about Jack like he was his own son.
The conclusion is tragic and understandable at the same time. There's nothing worse than a film being wrapped up with a strange easy ending but this one fitted and made me think a lot about whether I could forgive someone who had done such a crime so long ago. Can people really change?
troubling and powerfulBy a customer from london , 23 May 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis film is excellently done and the actor who plays Jack performed brilliantly. The basic premise is that redemption is possible (at least for someone who committed a horrible crime as a child), and that someone can become a different (better) person given time and (the right) experience. What is troubling is the film hinting that Eric/Jack was led into the murder by Philip. In which case if another Philip came along would he again commit a heinous crime ? Is he just a follower of a better crowd or has he really changed ? What I didn't like is that the film is really a before and after, and not this transformation come into about ? Certainly Terry has a role to play in this, but how ? Not to be cynical, but do we really have that much confidence in the corrections services ?