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Boys Town Reviews

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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.
May 24, 2003
These days you might gag at some of the more saccharine aspects.
July 29, 2002
Read More | 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 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
August 9, 2007
A dated but entertaining tale of friendship
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2009
Tracy, showing necessary restraint, makes his portrayal of Flanagan sincere and human.
November 12, 2005
a watershed film that discusses an important societal development
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 15, 2005
Tracy is always good -- was he ever bad in a film in his entire career?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2005
| 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
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2005
Shameless but effective weepie about wayward orphans
| Original Score: 4/5
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
February 10, 2012
One of the more overrated films of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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