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Boy Erased (2018)


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Critic Consensus: Anchored in empathy by writer-director-star Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased proves the road to complex, powerfully performed drama can also be paved with good intentions.

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"Boy Erased" tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program - or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man's struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.


Lucas Hedges
as Jared Conlon
Nicole Kidman
as Nancy Conlon
Russell Crowe
as Marshall Conlon
Joel Edgerton
as Victor Sykes
Cherry Jones
as Dr. Muldoon
as Brandon
Joe Alwyn
as Henry
Britton Sear
as Cameron
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (7)

Boy Erased resonates exactly because it treats everyone as a human being, complex and impossible to reduce to binaries.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Too much of Boy Erased goes through the motions, and leaves us wanting to connect with Jared in ways the movie is unable to provide.

September 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Nicole Kidman brings her virtuosity to bear in "Boy Erased".

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"Boy Erased" is a good movie and also an important one, one that might save lives if enough young people find their way to it.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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While Edgerton's fractured approach has a frustrating way of compartmentalizing his characters... "Boy Erased" regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.

September 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[A] heart-rending drama.

September 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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