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Boys Don't Cry Reviews

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May 28, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Kimberly Pierce's remarkable 1999 filmic version of Brandon Teena's last days is a scalding indictment of the kind of consciously ignorant intolerance that runs disgracefully through America's Heartland and Southern states.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 9, 2011
Time has made Kimberly Peirce's dramatic debut about sexual misfit, stunningly played by Hilary Swank, even more relevant and powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
...undoubtedly benefits from Swank's searing, justifiably lauded performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2008
Nail-tough yet poetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2007
The shock is not in the tragic ending, but the devastating emotional effect Kimberly Peirce is able to achieve through mere nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 3, 2007
The casting is nothing short of brilliant.
April 10, 2005
A suspenseful piece of work. Expect to be depressed.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
May 11, 2003
Four years ago, said director Kimberly Peirce, she could not have made this film and thought it was spectacular to see the Oscars flash the subject of the story across America and around the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 7, 2002
Bittersweet gender-bender tale features great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 31, 2002
...stark and sharply observed, with an underlying tension that does justice to its brutal sadness.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
June 21, 2002
In other, less capable hands, "Boys" could easily have become either a sleazy piece of exploitation or a sanctimonious look at how awful the Bible Belt can be towards people who don't follow the straight and narrow path.
March 15, 2002
A devastating critique of the hatred, intolerance and bravado that lead to violence in America.
April 7, 2001
...a gut-wrenching performance. I can't imagine an actor throwing herself into a role any more completely than this.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
March 14, 2001
Es una película difícil y por momentos amarga, pero retrata una parte de la vida y la sociedad que es muy compleja de entender y de aceptar
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Stunning.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
One of the best films of the year!
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
With its constant juxtaposition of blazing nighttime highwayscapes and the flat Nebraska skyline, Boys Don't Cry manages to perfectly evoke both a life spent in aimless forward motion and the stifling boredom Brandon was so desperate to escape.
January 1, 2000
Swank is impressive in the lead role.
January 1, 2000
Brutally honest and expertly acted.
January 1, 2000
Lyrical and galvanizing.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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