The Boy Reviews

September 1, 2015
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.
August 18, 2015
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
Craig William Macneill's film is a sporadically frightening slow burn with a fatally overlong fuse.
August 12, 2015
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 10, 2015
While it's admirable that director Macneill and his co-scripter Clay McLeod Chapman opted to emphasize mood and psychology over the story's more exploitable elements, it nonetheless results in a listless tedium.
August 10, 2015
The director tries to generate a pace that his dramatic efforts fail to match.
August 10, 2015
A 9-year-old sociopath stubbornly fails to become scary in this stillborn thriller.