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Beach Rats

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Eliza Hittman

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About the Movie

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman's award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 84
  • Fresh: 71
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It gets under the skin, and stays there. – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, Aug 25, 2017

Fresh: British actor Harris Dickinson gives a smashing breakthrough performance in Beach Rats. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Aug 25, 2017

Fresh: Hittman's depictions of sexuality, emotional crisis and parent-teen relationships are rendered here without sentimentality - and with the burning urgency of a stick of dynamite with a lit fuse. – April Wolfe, Village Voice, Dec 1, 2017

Rotten: This very thinly sliced character study of beautiful if benighted adolescence is more a pre-coming-of-age tale, one that takes us close to, but not through, the transformative acquisition of good judgment. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Sep 7, 2017

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Customer Reviews


I really enjoyed this film a lot. The story of a young man dealing with his sexuality is well done. The Coney Island setting lends itself beautiful to the film. Definitely worth supporting this indie film and director.

Beautiful, provocative, dark - don't miss it!

A beautiful, sensual and smart movie by Eliza Hittman about the struggles of masculinity. Indie filmmaking at its best.

Kinda. . . .

Anyone who has gone through this coming out process woudl appreciaet most of this movie. . . . the on ly odd part is the end! Kinda messed up a good movie!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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