Honey Boy


Honey Boy (2019)


Critic Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.


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HONEY BOY follows child actor Otis Lort (Hedges) and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father James (Shia LaBeouf) as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.


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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (9)

Weaving together two separate timelines, filmmaker Alma Har'el (of the arty documentaries Bombay Beach and LoveTrue) gives LaBeouf's vulnerable exercise a purposely unruly shape, mapping the chaos of addiction with guts and style

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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It's riveting drama, always existing as a personal, meta piece for a man openly and artistically dealing with his past.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

As a glorified form of drama therapy, Honey Boy is fascinating.

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
AV Club
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If Honey's arc feels stamped in an certain kind of indie template, it still builds a sneaky kind of emotional capital.

Jan 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In many ways [it] resembles other films about chaotic childhoods, alcoholism, and abuse. It distinguishes itself in the manner it weaves the concerns of an actor into that trauma.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's best appreciated less as movie than cinematic confessional, a quest for catharsis in the only substantial medium within his grasp.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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