The History Boys
Is this the queue for varsity?
Set back in the 1980s at a boys' high school in Northern England, where group of eight boys are determined to get into England's top two universities. Two very different teachers are trying to help them in their quest, but their completely different approaches have unexpected results, as the boys discover what 'getting an education' really means. The film is based on the multi-award-winning play, and features sharp dialogue.
109 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper
|Screenplay||Alan Bennett, from his play|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Free Range Films, BBC, DNA Films, Royal National Theatre, UK Film Council|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Strong, frequent, not demeaning|
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|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarDebashine Thangevelo||10|
|Die BurgerJacques Liebenberg||5|
|Cape TimesCarina Chocano||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||16|
|The CitizenLeon van Nierop||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||20|
|BBC (UK)Jamie Russell||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Kieran Grant||10|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 67%||13|
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