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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Reviews

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June 21, 2002
It tries too hard, and overreaches the logic of its own world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2002
I thought the young actors were strong, but the material is too thin and too cliched, even with Todd McFarlane's animated sequences to stretch the story to feature length.
June 16, 2002
While it's true that there's little about Altar Boys that's inept, there's even less about it that's genuinely interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2005
Esforça-se ao máximo para arrancar lágrimas do espectador, mas, com exceção da performance cativante de Culkin, o filme empalidece diante de tantos outros do gênero.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2002
Built for nothing but the laziest Saturday afternoons, Altar Boys is zipless enough to seem to receive its narrative rhythms and emotional energy intravenously.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2002
Although McFarlane's sequences are inventive, the rest of the film moves languidly.
April 19, 2003
The only bright spot in the whole movie is Vincent D'Onofrio's performance as a priest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 2, 2002
Too dark for teens; too far into the comic vision for adults.
June 13, 2002
Give Care and McFarlane points for trying to do something innovative with the same old thing. But realize that, as spruced up as the facade may be, this movie is indeed still the same old thing.
June 12, 2002
The story is set at a Catholic high school, in which -- Yes, you guessed it! -- the nuns cruelly harass and embarrass the students. How's that for an original movie idea?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 8, 2002
An uneven mix of dark satire and childhood awakening.
May 25, 2002
Though certainly original in form, Altar Boys requires a taste for Swamp Thing-type animation, doubled with a deafening score.
June 13, 2002
An overstuffed compendium of teen-Catholic-movie dogma.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 14, 2002
Too dark for kids but too juvenile for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
June 14, 2002
Undone by simply trying too hard.
June 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 20, 2002
Care deftly captures the wonder and menace of growing up, but he never really embraces the joy of Fuhrman's destructive escapism or the grace-in-rebellion found by his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2002
For a movie that's so full of anger and confusion, there sure aren't many memorable clashes, aside from the ones that take place in the kids' imaginations.
June 21, 2002
A flawed but fascinating piece.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2002
A soggy coming-of-age drama, one loaded with a single fresh conceit and plenty of tired, wheezing ones.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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