Boyhood All User Reviews (7)

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BY ems superstar

A long film but one of the best ive ever seen. Each actor could of been the main character to the story. You sat there thinking this could be my life.


BY Gerd superstar

This is one of the most overrated films I've ever seen in my life. Painfully banal and monotone! Typical artyfarty blabla, new age I have to make myself intellectually impotent about nothing kind of movie. The perfect movie for those with a personal number plate I guess.


BY ememmama superstar

Quite a long film, but it doesn't feel like it! Loved this unique movie, some bits were funny and others were quite sad. The process of seeing the characters grow and change was something I've not seen before, and worked really well. The effort put into this film is well worth it and appreciated by the whole audience as far as I could tell!


BY PhilMoore superstar

This is a very unique film shot over a 12 year period using the same actor playing a kid from age 6 to 18. It shows what he deals with growing up as an adolescent to a man. The journey is amazing to watch. Very well acted. Especially Patricia Arquette as his mother. The scenery of the small town in Texas is great to look at as well. Richard Linklater has created a film here that is for the ages. You can feel like you were watching yourself growing up from a child to an adult. Every person can... More relate to this film. I think it will get recognised at the Oscar with many nominations next year. This is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. Easily the best film of the year so far. Five starsHide


BY Gaspardation superstar

The director Richard Linklater treats film more than just an art. In fact he has tried several tests in various forms of filming (like his BEFORE series, Scanner Darkly). The BOYHOOD is just his latest test with TIME. By shooting consecutively in 12 years, he has made the film plainly genious by the form itself.


BY JackWallace superstar

In 2002, Richard Linklater began his ambitious 12 year project. Casting actor Ellar Coltrane and filming him every summer for a week from age 6 to 18. Together they made something monumental. Linklater's coming-of-age magnum opus Boyhood, is an extraordinary achievement. Boyhood tells the story of Mason. His parents, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, are divorced and has an older sister Samantha, played by Lorelei Linklater. Ellar Coltrane's performance is excellent as Mason and Ethan Hawke... More and Patricia Arquette are great as the parents. Linklater's script is funny and clever. As time moves forward, we see changes in technology and pop culture. The soundtrack has Coldplay in the opening scene and Daft Punk in later scenes. Mason goes from playing Game Boy Advance to Xbox to Nintendo Wii. This is a film almost everyone can relate to. Richard Linklater's masterpiece is essential viewing.Hide


BY Red superstar

Forgetting even the interesting story of the films production, this is a really unique, special film. Very charming, funny, unpredictable - and thankfully unsentimental. Great performances, especially from Patricia Arquette. Will stay with you.