Old Boys

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In this school-set re-working of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher.


Critic Reviews for Old Boys

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

  • An opportunity to say something, anything, about public school life in Britain is gleefully squandered in this overfamiliar join-the-dots drama from the pen of Jack Whitehall's gag writer, Freddy Syborn.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • This public school take on a conventional coming-of-age story lacks a distinct bite.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Alex Lawther deserves more than being typecast as a posh English schoolboy - but that's what's happening again, in this moderate new spin on the Cyrano de Bergerac story.

    Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This charmingly oddball rom-com exists somewhere between 'If....' and 'Rushmore' in the canon of schoolboy eccentricity.

    Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Nobody quite grows up in the course of "Old Boys," at least they take charge of their stories: Whether it's prosaic or poetic, this agreeably gawky film ultimately concludes, your life is best put in your own words.

    Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • all the stronger for refusing to be slavish to its source

    Jun 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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