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The Boy (2016)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning SDH

William Brent Bell

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About the Movie

The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 58
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 42
  • Average Rating: 4.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: [It] aims to set itself squarely in the fictional canon of Chucky and its brethren, but it ends up trying to do so much that it forgets to scare us. – Christian Holub, Entertainment Weekly, Jan 25, 2016

Rotten: Despite game efforts by the cast, this tepid horror opus is never scary enough to overcome its silly premise. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Jan 21, 2016

Rotten: If only writer Stacey Menear and director William Brent Bell took the very real horrors of domestic abuse as seriously as they do the virtual horror of paranormal activity. – Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, Jan 22, 2016

Rotten: These movies need new toys to play with. – Mike McCahill, Guardian, Mar 18, 2016

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Customer Reviews


One of the best thriller movies I have ever seen

Great Movie !

great movie love how they made the end such a plot twister great movie and (Maggie) from the walking dead Lauren Cohan was awesome in it !!! ♥️♥️

The Boy

Such a great movie! The twist was a huge suprise! Non the less a spectacular movie! Definitely see it in theaters! If you like it as much as My friends and I did, buying the movie is worth it.

The Boy (2016)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2016

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