General Information

Glossary: B
Released Year: 2010
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Shawn Ku
Casts: Michael Sheen, Alan Tudyk, Meat Loaf, Moon Bloodgood, Maria Bello, Kyle Gallner, Bruce French
IMDB: Beautiful Boy (2010) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.6

Reviews

91
The A.V. Club - Nathan Rabin
Like its fellow crowd-depressor "Blue Valentine," Beautiful Boy offers the antithesis of escapism: a claustrophobic, punishingly intense, beautifully measured exploration of the depths of human despair.
88
Observer - Rex Reed
Too bleak and wrenching to recommend unconditionally. You need a strong constitution to watch it soberly, but it is a gripping experience that left me weak in the knees.
75
IndieWire - Eric Kohn
Despite routinely overstating the scenario with rampant scenes of tantrums and sobs, the majority of Beautiful Boy is made bearable by its two solid performances.
75
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Blazing performance will burn in your memory. Same goes for the film.
70
The Hollywood Reporter - Michael Rechtshaffen
Directing from the nonjudgmental script he wrote with Michael Armbruster, Ku's assured, unadorned documentary style allows his leads ample breathing room to inhabit their devastated characters.

Beautiful Boy (2010)



A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.