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White Boy Rick Reviews

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March 1, 2019
White Boy Rick isn't any different from what you see about numerous men of color going to prison. Except the person going to prison and betrayed by forces meant to protect him is a white dude.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 8, 2019
The nervous and tense staging in this film can't topple a story that doesn't decide if its a melodrama or a thriller. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2019
[Matthew McConaughey] is, in short, not only the film's motor but its moral justification, the fullest representation of a state of affairs and an era marked by social, political and economic decline. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2019
The film barely has a climax and proceeds with a far inferior footing than the first act of the film. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 4, 2019
Director Yann Demange... cares more about styling [the film] than looking for roots of the problem so that the film has cinematographic, political and social interest. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 4, 2019
Like the father he plays, [McConaughey's] performance is composed of warmth and disarming honesty. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
[White Boy Rick] is dull, and I'm fairly certain I spent the first third of the movie only understanding half of what everyone but McConaughey and the FBI agents was saying.
January 25, 2019
Demange, in White Boy Rick, gets carried away by the routine after a certain moment and abandons what seemed to be his identity, what could turn him into a true filmmaker. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2018
I can't think of a sleepier proposition than sitting through yet another movie about low-level criminals seeking to strike it rich against the backdrop of a battered big city, yet White Boy Rick mostly delivers on its true-life tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2018
Lacking the emotional punch that would've made it great, the film nearly nosedives into a forgettably weak entry into the crowded crime drama genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 12, 2018
White Boy Rick is a film with too many stories to tell, but Demange just about keeps it from becoming too tangled up, with sharp humour and a cast that keeps the film afloat in a wild tale of drugs and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2018
Tat Radcliffe's cinematography does excellent work of capturing a city that's worn thin and patchy, just like its denizens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2018
It's quite a monotonous trip, though, and we never really know why we're there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2018
[White Boy Rick] is decently acted, it's overlong and struggles to say anything particularly new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2018
It is a bit long and the pacing is off in places but the characters are realistic and the performances really good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2018
When you ask yourself: "What's so special about Rick?" The answer is: not much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2018
The music choices inject energy, but it's difficult to care about a character who is too dumb to care about himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2018
I could feel the grit under its fingernails... I quite liked it.
December 7, 2018
Never less than watchable, thanks largely to a handful of genuinely fine supporting turns...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2018
There's an honesty to the hardscrabble family portrait that makes it worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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