The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Reviews

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May 20, 2005
Esfora-se ao mximo para arrancar lgrimas do espectador, mas, com exceo da performance cativante de Culkin, o filme empalidece diante de tantos outros do gnero.
April 19, 2003
The only bright spot in the whole movie is Vincent D'Onofrio's performance as a priest.
October 26, 2002
often successful in capturing the turbulent emotions of the early teen years... not nearly as convincing when it attempts to create a believable environment or forge a dramatic path.
October 15, 2002
Aged cliches and gimmicks vie with fresh ideas for supremacy in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys; the outcome at best is a draw.
August 2, 2002
Too dark for teens; too far into the comic vision for adults.
June 28, 2002
The dangers in the lives of these Catholic teens are self-made; they spring from small-town boredom and lead to a conclusion that's meant to be emotionally crushing but is only slightly affecting.
June 28, 2002
Although McFarlane's sequences are inventive, the rest of the film moves languidly.
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 25, 2002
It's not serious enough to be profound, and not ribald enough to be giddy.
June 21, 2002
The boys' characters don't come to life as much as their drawn alter egos.
June 21, 2002
A soggy coming-of-age drama, one loaded with a single fresh conceit and plenty of tired, wheezing ones.
June 21, 2002
A flawed but fascinating piece.
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
Built for nothing but the laziest Saturday afternoons, Altar Boys is zipless enough to seem to receive its narrative rhythms and emotional energy intravenously.
June 21, 2002
It tries too hard, and overreaches the logic of its own world.
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.
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.
June 16, 2002
June 14, 2002
Undone by simply trying too hard.
June 14, 2002
Too dark for kids but too juvenile for adults.
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