Boyhood

A moving 12 year epic.


Boyhood
Having garnered rave reviews, Linklater's groundbreaking 12-years-in-the-making opus is now a hot Oscar contender. We follow a young boy as he grows up, navigating the rocky terrain on the path from childhood to adulthood, with all its ups and downs, and how he and his parents handle the situations.

163 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Sometimes life is just so hard ...
Sometimes life is just so hard ...

Credits

Cast
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater, Steven Chester Prince
Director
Richard Linklater
ScreenplayRichard Linklater
MusicVarious
CinematographyLee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly
EditingSandra Adair
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byIFC Productions, Detour Filmproduction

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent with strong impact
NudityNone
SexInfrequent with low impact
ViolenceInfrequent with moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
Runtime165
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconDirector pulls off cinematic feat
15
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconPrag-prent oor die niks, als van lewe
20
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconExploring youth
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBecause of the dedication and effort involved in making something like Boyhood, we probably won't see its like again in the near future, but I'm glad for this opportunity to view the results of Linklater's bold and rewarding experiment.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconRichard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.
20
Metacritic.com
49 critics
20
Rottentomatoes critics
195 critics
19
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconEpic in technical scale but breathlessly intimate in narrative scope, Boyhood is a sprawling investigation of the human condition.
20
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
18

What the People say

Internet
24700 Netizens quote iconThis is life!
17

Average .. 94%

19

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