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Boyhood

HD   R Closed Captioning

Richard Linklater

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About the Movie

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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98%
  • Reviews Counted: 276
  • Fresh: 270
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 9.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Boyhood is proof that a strange magic can still bloom amidst the tragedy that buffets human life. – Paula Mejia, Newsweek, Jan 2, 2015

Fresh: While everything about Boyhood is done with extraordinary care, the master stroke was clearly the casting, 13 years ago, of a little Texas boy named Ellar Coltrane. – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press, Jan 2, 2015

Fresh: It's like a time-lapse photo of an expanding consciousness. – Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, Jan 2, 2015

Fresh: Calling it a sum of its parts can be a backhanded compliment, but it feels like especially worthy praise for Boyhood, considering how much went into making it feel whole. – David Sims, The Atlantic, Sep 22, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Rad movie

So many of the moments in life that ordinary, popular movies don’t capture are found in this film. This movie is so relatable, whether you are a girl or a boy. It’s not about some fantasy that you read in books, or see in other movies. It’s about real life, life as it is. And that’s the beauty of it.

Beautiful story

This movie was REAL. Something you can truly relate to. It's amazing how you are able to watch these people grow up throughout 12 years. It's just simply amazing. Please watch!! There is a reason it was nominated for The Oscars !:)

Ellar Coltrane ROCKS

Just getting to know Ellar, to watch this young man grow before your eyes is awe inspiring! I will be sorely disappointed if we don't get to see more of this kid. And if not, I hope I can at least be his neighbor. Awesome film. Everyone should see it.

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Boyhood
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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