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December Boys Reviews

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September 21, 2007
There seem to be two movies going on here at the same time, and December Boys would have been better off going all the way with one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2007
I was not charmed. I was not moved.
September 20, 2007
Don't expect magic here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 14, 2007
December Boys is good, but not great; and as far as coming of age stories are concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 14, 2007
A cloying, unremarkable affair.
October 2, 2007
No reason to see it. No reason not to see it, either. Shrug.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 14, 2007
Crisply shot by cinematographer David Connell, the South Australian locations offer a nostalgic, golden glow to proceedings. Sadly, the characters inspire little sense of wonder.
September 24, 2007
There is nothing on display in the coming-of-age drama December Boys that you havenâ(TM)t already seen dozens of times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2007
Quite the most pretentious piffle I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 14, 2007
With its series of tonally awkward plot developments which seem to have been engineered specifically to meet Radcliffe's various portfolio needs, the best that could be said of this is that the actor's next move should be to talk to his agent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
September 20, 2007
A tween version of Superbad this certainly isn't, with a significant stench of familiarity covering rites of passage like peeing together and clamoring to see naked girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 13, 2007
If the blogosphere makes hay from the fact that Radcliffe goes beyond first base in this film, the robotic storytelling will deflate any curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2007
Radcliffe is good at showing vulnerability but without the skills to give it gradation. The magic doesn't work for him this time.
September 21, 2007
The two halves of December Boys -- the pre-adolescent getting of wisdom and the adolescent getting of action -- never mesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2007
The absence of a seasoned lead figure is a decisive flaw, with the same to be said about the writing. The religious inserts only make it blasphemous to the gods of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 8, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 13, 2007
Visually well-mounted but narratively muddled.
September 14, 2007
Well-intentioned, but teeth-grindingly earnest, with a voice-over that seems to consist entirely of clichés.
September 14, 2007
Sweet-natured but terribly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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