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A 9-year-old sociopath becomes increasingly fascinated with death.

Cast & Crew

Rainn Wilson
William Colby
Jared Breeze
Ted Henley
Brian Arnott
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Noah Greenberg
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Brent A. Johnson
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Douglas Brown
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Andrés Calderón
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Critic Reviews for The Boy

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (7)

  • It makes no bones about the fact that there is something critically broken in Ted. The question for the audience is whether it is nature, nurture, or a mixture of both.

    September 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The Boy is a title that makes this movie sound innocuous. A more fitting header would be Portrait of the Serial Killer as a Young Boy.

    September 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Macneill and his co-screenwriter, Clay McLeod Chapman, have developed a feature stunning to behold if somewhat unpersuasive in narrative.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The film feels overly long, and while lingering shots of the mountain scenery do help convey the isolation of the deserted motel, too many of them feel repetitive.

    August 18, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Craig William Macneill's film is a sporadically frightening slow burn with a fatally overlong fuse.

    August 18, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • While the score goes out of its way to make his every action feel sinister, the picture doesn't fulfill its horrific potential until the third act.

    August 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 26, 2016
    As innocuous as its title, it is awfully directed and edited, poorly paced and hugely incompetent in whatever it is trying to do as it fails to portray the kid's evolution into a psychopath (he comes off as just annoying), and it is only not a complete disaster because of its forceful ending.
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