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Boy A (2007)

2 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by John Crowley

An intriguing tragedy held together by a pair of remarkable performances,Boy Atakes hold of a viewer in its opening scene and never lets go. Andrew Garfield (The Other Boleyn Girl) plays "Jack Burridge," a name chosen for him by a somewhat mysterious, … see full wiki

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Director: John Crowley
2 reviews about Boy A (2007)
review by . December 30, 2008
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This is one fantastic film. Alienation, peer pressure, friendship, love, hate, fiction, reality, truth, jealousy. And can a person ever really be rehabilitated? Just a few of the thoughts I had while watching this film.     There are so many wonderful and troubling things going on during this hour and a half flim. It's very hard to separate what is real, what is true, and what is fictional. Are Jack's flashbacks to his childhood truth, or are they fiction he makes up to survive? …
review by . October 27, 2008
BOY A is a film that moves the audience in ways few other films do. Part of this is the subject matter, part the solid drama of the novel by Jonathan Trigell on which Mark O'Rowe based his brilliantly understated screenplay, part the sensitive direction by John Crowley, and in large part is the cast of remarkably fine actors who make this impossibly treacherous story credible.    'Boy A' refers to Eric Wilson (Alfie Owen) who was jailed for a crime with his friend with whom he …
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