The Boy

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The Boy
A young American woman takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

98 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Horror).
Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diane Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Jett Klyne
Director
WIlliam Brent Bell
ScreenplayStacy Menear
MusicBear McCreary
CinematographyDaniel Pearl
EditingBrian Berdan
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byHuayi Brothers Media, Lakeshore Entertainment, STX Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageLow to mild, very infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconDie jaar se vrotste fliek is hier.
2
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconSpooky play time.
5
Metacritic.com
10 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
37 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconUnoriginal but well-made ''creepy doll'' horror movie.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
63 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
13243 users
10
Internet
6909 Netizens quote iconThe Boy is an original and entertaining horror thriller.
12

Average .. 42%

8

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