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Boys Town Reviews

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February 10, 2012
One of the more overrated films of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2009
There's only one Christmas scene, but the movie's sentimental mood makes for nice holiday viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2009
Tracy, showing necessary restraint, makes his portrayal of Flanagan sincere and human.
August 9, 2007
A dated but entertaining tale of friendship
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2005
a watershed film that discusses an important societal development
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2005
At the time, the real-life Flanagan complained that MGM made Boys Town look so neat, clean, and well managed that he had trouble raising money for the center
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 28, 2005
Shameless but effective weepie about wayward orphans
| Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
Tracy is always good -- was he ever bad in a film in his entire career?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 21, 2004
Superior high-minded 'quality' movie, but in its heart it's a soap opera.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2003
A classic with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney squaring off magnificently.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
These days you might gag at some of the more saccharine aspects.
January 1, 2000
Mickey Rooney is a hard case, but eventually he cracks -- as will you, under the relentless, flat sentimentality of Norman Taurog's direction.
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