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Boy Erased Reviews

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January 20, 2019
Engaging, emotional and just a very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
January 18, 2019
Both as an emotional family drama as well as an education to those who know little about conversion therapy, Boy Erased succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2018
The film equivalent of a passionate high school student who doesn't realise that they're the most obvious possible arguments in the most uninteresting possible way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2018
Boy Erased seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 20, 2018
an absorbing and moving drama because it eventually reveals that it has no villains, just people struggling to understand and live in the world
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 14, 2018
It has the paranoid edge of a Seventies science fiction classic but gives way to something more like a homily. Rather than an exhortation to anger, it's an invitation to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2018
"Boy Erased" may not be a perfect film, but it is probably one of the most important films you will see this year.
December 9, 2018
This entertaining and heartfelt movie will mean a great deal to so many young people and their families. It's not over-reaching to say it could change lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 8, 2018
Boy Erased is a harrowing two-hour watch, and the film's powerful message stays with you long after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 7, 2018
BOY ERASED finds a more subdued tone throughout as [Joel] Edgerton creates a story that breathes fire into the hypocrisy of the Christian faith but doesn't condemn the love that stems from its ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 7, 2018
A film that graphically describes the damage done to the psyches of gay people by a barbaric "therapy" endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence.
December 6, 2018
Boy Erased has good intentions and a bland social message. Its goal may be admirable, but it doesn't make for affecting or memorable drama.
December 6, 2018
Only another impressive turn from Lucas Hedges elevates this earnest but slipshod drama above the level of an after-school special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 5, 2018
"Cameron Post" attacked the same cycle of punishment and profundity without resorting to cliché, also unearthing a more organic understanding of human need and the power of fear. It's the better film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2018
Edgerton fleshed out the contradictions and challenges [the Eamons] face very well with the help of nuanced performances. [Not so much the other characters.]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 5, 2018
The scenes of Jared coping with his feelings are hard to watch, including a homosexual rape scene, and Jared's uncomfortable relationships with his parents and friends. While there is a peaceful resolution to Jared's dilemma, there is also tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 4, 2018
The taboos between faith and homosexuality are canvassed in this sensitively directed and shocking expose about conversion therapy.
November 30, 2018
An emotional, skillfully-made film about the need to love and accept people just as they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 30, 2018
This thought-provoking drama handles delicate subject matter with the right balance of sensitivity and outrage.
November 30, 2018
Thoughtful and sensitive, aimed particularly at parents/families with LGBTQ children.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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