December Boys

Critics Consensus

December Boys' location and settings are invitingly gorgeous, but the coming-of-age drama that takes place on them is uneventful and far too sentimental.



Total Count: 69


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Prolific television and film director Rod Hardy helms this tale of four young orphans coming of age in 1960s-era Australia. Soon after the quartet leaves the orphanage behind for a seaside holiday, rumors that one of them is about to be adopted lead to steadily rising tensions among the tightly knit group. Adapted from Michael Noonan's popular novel by screenwriter Marc Rosenberg, December Boys is headlined by Harry Potter film series star Daniel Radcliffe.

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Jack Thompson
as Bandy McAnsh
Max Cullen
as Narrator/Adult Misty
Kris McQuade
as Mrs. McAnsh
Ralph Cotterill
as Shellback
Frank Gallacher
as Father Scully
Judi Farr
as Reverend Mother
Carmel Johnson
as Sister Beatrice
Carole-Anne Fooks
as Sister Edna
Mike Welton
as Adult Spit
Julian Jones
as Older Boy
Andy McPhee
as Foreman
Laura Weston
as Curvy Blonde
Kasey Willson
as Cartwheeling Nun
Susie Struth
as Cartwheeling Nun
Anna Westley
as Cartwheeling Nun
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Critic Reviews for December Boys

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (41)

Audience Reviews for December Boys

  • Oct 31, 2011
    It's nothing new and original, it's the same old story about orphans. Daniel Radcliffe did a good job in the angry bits, but felt a bit awkward acting the love scene. I liked the ending though.
    Andreia C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2010
    I liked it! But it's pretty lacky with the plot!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2009
    Just lovely. A nice heartwarming movie to watch on a cool Saturday afternoon. This film showcases the fact that Daniel Radcliffe <I>can</I> act and is not limited to just a boy wizard.
    Meghan M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2009
    This hopeless excuse for a story doesn?t pull on any heart strings. I think the problem is that I dont really give a flying fuck what happens to these little cunt ass motherfucking gay incest little boys, so in affect I dont really care who the people choose and any attempt for tear jerking fails completely. Overall this movie isnt very good.
    Malcolm D Super Reviewer

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