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Boys Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 14, 2011
The actors do a nice job of investing it all with a certain conviction, and there's a fairy-tale tinge to some of the action that gives it a certain charm.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Writer/director Cochran is stronger on capturing the texture surrounding her characters' converging experiences than making much of it when they do get together.
Clint Morris
March 23, 2005
Haas and Ryder let off some serious sparks, even if the screenplay doesn't
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
August 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
January 14, 2011
As vague and unfocused as its title.

TV Guide
January 14, 2011
What begins as an edgy examination of sheltered, selfish kids making stupid choices devolves into a ludicrously mannered celebration of adolescent rebellion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 14, 2011
The movie's not helped at all by Ryder, who seems uncomfortable playing femme fatale to these grimy-fingered boys, as if she doesn't believe anyone could feel this adulative about her.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 2, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
November 17, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 18, 2004
Obviously reshot and recut to the point of complete incoherence
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Amazingly bland Winona Ryder vehicle.
| Original Score: 2/5
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A dreadful disappointment of epic proportions.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A small, cramped film about an aimless woman in her mid-20s who becomes involved with an innocent prep school student.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Boys is a love story, or at least that's what the film makers would like us to believe. The problem is, there isn't much emotion present.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Boys must think audiences are not very bright.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is essentially a coming-of-age movie, but the circumstances are so eccentric and the relationships so unique that Cochran seems to be reaching for something more inscrutable, more ambiguous.
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