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Current Rating: 3.63

Current Rating: 3.63

based on 92 votes and 37 reviews

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  • 3 stars Good movie, not great. Somewhat overhyped, and definitely not a best film contender.
  • 3 stars Good movie, not great. Somewhat overhyped, and definitely not a best film contender.
  • 1 stars Waste of time
  • 5 stars I don't think birdman should've won best picture this year, but I also think that the main reason people are hyped over this is because of the 12 year filming. To me, this is not best picture, but it's still AMAZING and deserves tons of Oscars and close to best picture.
  • 1 stars Way too long. No plot.
  • 2 stars Acting is good and the whole 12 years aging thing is cool but this movie is as boring as dirt.
  • 3 stars Boyhood had a a story line that everyone can connect with at some point or another. It shows the truth about growing up and the struggles that accompany it. The idea of using the same actors and actresses over the course of 12 years has a very cool effect in that you get to watch everyone grow up. I do feel however that it was dramatized a bit too much.
  • 4 stars This movie overall was quite interesting. I think that the life events that Mason goes through as he is growing up such as parental divorce and moving several times is relatable to a lot of the audience. I feel like the acting could have been better, especially by Mason and his sister, Samantha. The movie would have been more interesting if it showed Olivia's first husband's children after they have grown up. I would recommend this movie to both teens and adults.
  • 5 stars This 12 year production takes us through through Mason's life from the time he is 6 up until he is 18 years old. Mason goes through all the typical struggles a boy goes through while growing up. From the time he learns to ride a bike to the time he leaves for college, all the key points in his life are caught on film. Mason's mom, Olivia, went through several divorces in her life which Mason and his sister, Samantha, had to adapt to and overcome. Although the film gives a pessimistic view of men, making them all alcoholics, it shows the true struggles of divorce. Overall, the film was very well done and it is highly recommended to people wishing to reminisce about their boyhood.
  • 4 stars An excellent film loved it completely.

Boyhood

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  163 min.
Release date:  July 18, 2014 - Toronto
July 25 - Vancouver, Montreal
Aug 15 - Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax
| On DVD/VOD:  January 6, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 3.63
based on 92 votes and 37 reviews
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Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke