Boyhood (2014) English Movie Review | 8 Critic Reviews | Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke


Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Steven Chester Prince, Libby Villari, Marco Perella, Jamie Howard

Boyhood (2014) English Movie Posterdirection:

Richard Linklater


Richard Linklater


Richard Linklater



Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly


produced by:

Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland



Weird Aggregate Rating Boyhood 8.3/10genre:


release date:

14-November-2014 (India)
run time:
165 minutes

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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Book My Show -Juhi Matta Rating-8
Anyone who grew up watching Harry Potter knows the feeling of watching the actors and characters grow up before their very eyes. How they start feeling like friends and confidantes, even though they’re fictitious. That warm, fuzzy feeling of comfort and relatability is exactly what Boyhood leaves you with.

  •  Times Of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-9
Coming from a broken family, the need to constantly move homes, a wandering father (Ethan Hawke), mother's (Patricia Arquette) poor life decisions (read multiple failed marriages) and their subsequent struggles shape Mason's thinking early on. His understanding of his dysfunctional

  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-10
Remember how it felt, as a kid, when cousins visited in the summer? When an aunt’s children show up for a few vacation weeks and you hang with them and let them into your life and your room, when you’re briefly privy to more than your playground’s share of secrets, when you get to play

  •  CNN IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-8
Life, as they say, is in the little details. Scrawling graffiti on the wall, poring over a lingerie catalogue, standing up to the bully in the school bathroom, going camping with dad, drinking beer for the first time. You get the drift. 'Boyhood', directed by Richard Linklater, is all about the drift.

  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-9
OVER a couple of hours each spread over three films and 18 years, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy gave us both one of cinema’s greatest loves and among its most ordinary marriages. Could you then expect anything less of Boyhood, an experiment never tried before

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Lakshmi Javeri Rating-8
Richard Linklater loves to see how time affects people and relationships; his ‘Before’ series is a testimony to that. But with ‘Boyhood’, Linklater shows what a sharp eye for casting he has. It must mean something if the filmmaker has the conviction to pick the perfect six-year-old to play

  •  Hindustan Times -Soumya Srivastava Rating-8
Directing a film, conventional wisdom suggests, could be a thankless task at times. As if keeping a tab on the ticket windows was no mean task in itself, you also run the risk of being overshadowed by a talented actor, who walks away with all the laurels. Richard Linklater, however

  •  Deccan Herald -Preetha Jennifer Sebastian Rating-8
Richard Linklater, the director of Boyhood, had written the script for his 2001 film Waking Life, an underrated but brilliant film that delves through philosophy and the horrifyingly magical realm of dreams. A character in Waking Life had said that so much of what humans feel is intangible

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