Poor Boy

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Two misfit brothers hustle various cash scams out in the desert while dreaming of getting out. When a mysterious woman threatens them, the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town behind and sail off into the sunset.


Justin Chatwin
as Jackie Clean
Lou Taylor Pucci
as Romeo Griggs
Amanda Crew
as Charlene Rox
Michael Shannon
as Blayde Griggs
Pat Healy
as Vern Rickey
Dale Dickey
as Deb Chilson
Dov Tiefenbach
as Samson Griggs
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  • At the end, the movie breaks apart like crumbling kaleidoscope images, scattering plot, characters and images in head-spinning fashion.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • there's something intoxicating about the vibe of "Poor Boy." It's a world you want to explore more, and Pucci's Romeo is a character worth falling in love with.

    Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Set somewhere in the American Southwest, this mostly frustrating collection of lunatic elements tries too hard to be weird.

    Apr 25, 2016 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • Poor Boy may not be destined for greatness, but that doesn't stop it from swinging for the fences the whole way.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Poor Boy deserves credit for trying to find a new spin on the "dumb guys get in over their heads in the crime world" genre, but it ultimately spins out of control, trying hard to be both an art film and a crime film without finding the balance.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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