They took his name so he could have a future.
Jack Burridge, Peter Mullan, Alfie Owen, Katie Lyons
|Screenplay||Mark O'Rowe, from the novel by Jonathan Trigell|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Cuba Pictures|
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
David Jenkin Boy A stands head and shoulders above the mindless Hollywood drivel of late. It will leave you pondering for days.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The film, directed by John Crowley and written by Mark O'Rowe, paints an accurate portrait of working-class life in the north of England, the grimness of the streets contrasting with the beauty of the countryside.
Liz Clayton The landscape of grey England and, indeed, the personal vistas within the characters themselves, offer a worthy invitation into emotional darkness.
Tomatometer Small in scale but large in impact, Boy A's career making performances (particularly that by star Andrew Garfield) and carefully crafted characters defy judgment and aggressively provoke debate.
What the People say
4288 Netizens Go and see it, you won't regret it.
Average .. 75%