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The Boy and the Beast

HD   G Closed Captioning


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About the Movie

When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 65
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An action-packed buddy movie that strategically combines several of Japanese fans' favorite ingredients: conflicted teens, supernatural creatures and epic battles. – Peter Debruge, Variety, Sep 24, 2015

Fresh: "The Boy and the Beast" confirms Mamoru Hosoda's reputation as one of the most interesting writer-directors working in Japanese animation. – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times, Dec 3, 2015

Fresh: A raucously entertaining if slightly overlong romp which borrows liberally from existing sources but has more than enough character and brio to stand foursquare on its own two hairy feet. – Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 29, 2016

Fresh: A mish-mash that seems original. – Peter Keough, Boston Globe, Mar 3, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Excellent Movie -- Bad Version

The movie is excllent but one cannot turn off the English captioning (which isn't even the captioning for the dubbing!)

Not what I thought it would be in the best way.

I did not know what I was expecting. I thought I was going to get a knock-off of a classic fairy tale, but was instead treated to an emotional experience with a creative setting and likable characters. If you are the kind of person who enjoys the journey a movie will take you on even if it can be predictable, this is the flick for you.

Be aware that you will likely need a box of tissues handy as well however, as this movie does have high probability of making you cry.

Dub Captioning

There is permanant dub captioning that you cant remove and its incorrect as well