A Boy Called Dad (2009)

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When he finds himself a father at the age of 14, Robbie is quickly catapulted into adulthood.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for A Boy Called Dad

All Critics (10)

Starts confidently, before panicking itself into potty melodrama.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A sympathetic study of confusion, heartache and despair.

May 5, 2010
London Evening Standard

Julie Rutterford's well-observed script has a lively wit, the rainswept seaside sets are atmospheric and the cast are beyond reproach but once they part company from credibility the film's spell is broken.

Full Review… | May 3, 2010
Daily Express (UK)

Sabotages any dramatic credibility with clunky scripting and increasingly preposterous plot twists.

Full Review… | May 3, 2010

A well-intentioned look at masculinity and fatherhood.

Full Review… | April 30, 2010

Shot adroitly, and combining Leone-esque close-ups with long tracking shots of the various urban and rural locations, the film prioritises the ambiguity of emotional ties over expository melodrama.

April 30, 2010
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Audience Reviews for A Boy Called Dad

Outstanding of excellence of this movie with a lot outstanding acting performances. In this film is one of the best of its 5 star is awarded.

Eric Brown
Eric Brown

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