Release Date: July 11, 2014
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Boyhood is an amazing accomplishment, a long movie where nothing remarkable happens, but where the overall effect amounts to more than its individual parts. If you’re lookingfor a plot-driven story, look elsewhere. But if you want a cinematic experience unlike anything else, Boyhood may well be the best movie of the year.Click here to read the full reviewFebruary 10th, 2015 · Details
Audiences might think they've seen this kind of coming-of-age story before. But they've never seen a film like "Boyhood," which in the hands of writer-director Richard Linklater turns from classic cinematic portraiture into something epic, transcendent and monumental. Filmed for a few days every year over 12 years, "Boyhood" breaks open a brand new genre: a fictional drama contoured and shaped by reality; a lightly scripted ensemble piece executed by both professional and non-professional actors; an experiment in time, narrative and cinematic practice that utterly transforms the boundaries of what film can look like and feel like and achieve... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewAugust 5th, 2014 · Details
Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater do someone no one has ever done quite this way before on screen. They grow up. And Richard Linklater trusts the audience enough to let that in and of itself be the dramatic arc of the story. There were laughs and hoots in the audience over the antiquated look of the computers at Mason’s school. There are references to the first Obama Presidential campaign and the release of a new Harry Potter book. But these are all organic, as much as his first heart-break, his second stepfather, and new stepmother, and tough words from his teacher. There is no micro-managed re-creation of the past; this is the past, our past as well as Mason’s. It feels real, it feels lived in, and, as he leaves for college, it feels bittersweet but filled with promise... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewJuly 17th, 2014 · Details
Like many groundbreaking works of art, Boyhood is deceptively simple. One of the most extraordinary films in decades, this family drama is also one of the most ambitious in scope, having taken more than a decade to shoot. Yet it comes across as effortless and unassuming. Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewJuly 10th, 2014 · Details