White Boy Rick Reviews

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January 10, 2020
White Boy Rick is a sobering and well-made look into the 80s Detroit drug game.
October 29, 2019
White Boy Rick is a solid and moving character-driven drama, carried on the back of its strong cast. In today's times.
August 20, 2019
Director Yann Demange gets the most out of his cast in this down and dirty tale
July 8, 2019
White Boy Rick is a solid effort that introduces Merritt and reminds us why we love McConaughey and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it all the more interesting.
May 29, 2019
As a gangster flick, White Boy Rick doesn't hold a candle to the films it aspires to be... in some ways, that's OK. Solid performances carry us through a narrative that's just one needle in a massive haystack of lives lost to the criminal justice system.
April 22, 2019
[It] is a gripping film, sad and frightening, but a film well worth seeing.
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]
February 4, 2019
Like the father he plays, [McConaughey's] performance is composed of warmth and disarming honesty. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
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.
December 12, 2018
Tat Radcliffe's cinematography does excellent work of capturing a city that's worn thin and patchy, just like its denizens.
December 10, 2018
[White Boy Rick] is decently acted, it's overlong and struggles to say anything particularly new.
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.
December 8, 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...
December 7, 2018
There's an honesty to the hardscrabble family portrait that makes it worthwhile.
December 7, 2018
Mostly good fun with some bold performances.
December 7, 2018
Much like Michael in Frank Berry's Michael Inside, Rick is a sympathetic character that has to live with the societal struggles he has been raised alongside. Merritt is one to watch and White Boy Rick would have truly suffered without his performance.
December 5, 2018
Thought-provoking points about racial injustice are raised, only to be sketched over by the script. Still, where White Boy Rick hooks you in is as a family drama.
December 3, 2018
It's an entertaining ride, but the lack of a knock-out punch lessens the impact of the careful work all round.
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