The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) Reviews

October 15, 2019
A masterpiece about the bipolarism we live in. A hallucinogen film about the influence of the gender in our society. A must of the LGTBIQ+ contemporary films [Full Review in Spanish]
July 22, 2019
The Wild Boys is a fantastic, avant-garde and rebellious journey that blurs gender identity. [Full review in Spanish]
March 12, 2019
For those open this kind of cinematic queering (not only of his characters, but of film form itself), in The Wild Boys Mandico and Löwensohn more than live up to the promise of their previous short film collaborations.
January 14, 2019
Mandico leaves nothing on the table here, and for that I must give him credit. It doesn't all work, but when it does, it's something to behold.
January 7, 2019
Jean Cocteau meets David Lynch with a good dash of Colette in Bertrand Mandico's sensationally trippy 2018 release, Wild Boys.
December 14, 2018
Though Mandico's debut feature may seem to be a clever and provocative tale about gender identity and eradicating toxic masculinity, it's pure gender essentialism.
November 30, 2018
"The Wild Boys" is full of inventive and imaginative elements, which counterbalance the lack of plot.... Mandico focuses on creating a heady, dreamlike atmosphere that is both beautiful and disturbing.
November 16, 2018
The Wild Boys is a supremely assured piece of craftsmanship... but for all the maturity of the command on display, there is little about it to suggest it was made by an artist who was trying to put adolescence behind him.
November 16, 2018
Deliberately, alluringly unstable and destabilizing, 'The Wild Boys' is made even more turbulent by its superabundance of references and inspirations.
November 15, 2018
There are pieces of this puzzle that beguile, and the whole endeavor is commendable for its audacity.
November 14, 2018
It's all a bit too ludicrous to be sensuous or unsettling, or ultimately all that insightful.
November 1, 2018
With his feature debut, Bertrand Mandico has created a work of art that's as full of angst as it is horny, a queer fever dream that's as much a nightmare as it is an erotic fantasy.
October 11, 2018
Gorgeous, bizarre, and unique enough to merit checking out, The Wild Boys is one of the most refreshing debuts of 2018.
August 24, 2018
an exciting sail on the waters of gender fluidity that energetically skewers any notion of the binary.
August 24, 2018
The film evolves and assumes entirely different modes of expression, unwilling to settle for anything less than utter bewilderment. The phantasmagoria is paramount, and it is defiantly on display for all willing to see.
July 25, 2018
A weird, erotic coming-of-age fantasy adventure that probes dark, dank regions of the human psyche without getting too uncomfortable to watch.
June 13, 2018
Playful... but also perverse and densely imagistic...
June 11, 2018
[Director Bertrand] Mandico offers something that goes far beyond the multi-referential pastiche, combining the classic adventure alongside with pieces of artistic works such as A Clockwork Orange... [Full review in Spanish]
May 10, 2018
I was drawn into its hermetically sealed world of oddness - and Mandico pays attention to character to a degree that experimental film-makers often don't bother with.
March 2, 2018
... it's engaging and distinctive, although it may fade from your mind like a lurid dream the moment it's over. [Full review in Spanish]