Artfully made pillorying and "Monday Morning Quarterbacking." The conclusion is front-loaded and heavily reinforced through repetition before even mildly contrary thoughts are permitted voice. Sympathy misdirection is often employed by showing images of James Chasse the child while talking about James Chasse the adult. Whatever truth the movie contains - there may be much of it or there may be little - is made suspect by the employment of these techniques. Basically, what we have here is "Fuck tha Police" for the NPR crowd. N.W.A. delivered that limited message in a 5 minute anthem (and even at that length were testing the limits of the theme); it doesn't serve as well as the foundation of a 90 minute harangue. ALIEN BOY is very well executed, though, and provides satisfying dismay porn for the audience who enjoys gasping, tutting, and moaning their shock and disapproval.