About a Boy

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Will warm your heart without making you feel guilty about it.
  2. The New Yorker
    Reviewed by: David Denby
    60
    The other Grant, the irresistible but slippery Cary, was called to account by such strenuous and willful mates as Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman. But Hugh Grant has never been matched with a woman who directly challenged his oddly recessive charm. [3 June 2002, p. 100]
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Pleasant and engaging, rather than laugh-out-loud funny or emotionally involving.
  4. Wickedly funny and surprisingly sweet film may be the perfect star vehicle for Grant. He's full of piss and vinegar and has at long last set aside the wobbly, stammering persona best left at "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
  5. 50
    There's not much more to this adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel than charm -- effortless, pleasurable, featherweight charm.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Dec 10, 2011
    8
    The original book was witty, ingenious, smart, and cheerful. It had life and power in every page. The characters were humorous andThe original book was witty, ingenious, smart, and cheerful. It had life and power in every page. The characters were humorous and charismatic. Everything was great. Hey, what about the movie "About a Boy"? Fabulous, and even better than the book. Full Review »
  2. Aug 10, 2015
    9
    A feelgood, sometimes serious, and downright hilarious brit comedy. Pure gold in my book and a brilliant performance by both a young NicholasA feelgood, sometimes serious, and downright hilarious brit comedy. Pure gold in my book and a brilliant performance by both a young Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Grant Full Review »
  3. May 19, 2015
    8
    This movie is an excellent movie to watch with your whole family, regardless of personal tastes. The movie is well written, the characters areThis movie is an excellent movie to watch with your whole family, regardless of personal tastes. The movie is well written, the characters are humane and you care and feel everytime for every character. The drama part lasts enough for you to care and is short enough for not becoming on eof the movies "that makes you laugh and punches you in the face". Hugh Grant is great, i really enjoyed this piece. Full Review »