Boyhood Image
Metascore
100

Universal acclaim - based on 49 Critics

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 423 Ratings

Summary: 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 (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 and is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. [IFC Films]
Runtime: 165 min
Rating: Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
Production: Detour Filmproduction
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Director Credit
Richard Linklater Director
Writer Credit
Richard Linklater Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Bonnie Cross Teacher
Elijah Smith Tommy
Ellar Salmon Mason
Ethan Hawke Dad
Libby Villari Grandma
Lorelei Linklater Samantha
Marco Perella Professor Bill Welbrock
Patricia Arquette Mom
Steven Chester Prince Ted
Cast Credit
Alyssa Petersen Missy
Andrea Chen Sam's Roommate
Andrew Villarreal Randy
Angela Rawna Professor Douglas
Bonnie Cross Teacher
Brad Hawkins Jim
Cassidy Johnson Abby
David Blackwell Liquor Store Clerk
Deanna Brochin College Student
Derek Chase Hickey Steve
Elijah Smith Tommy
Ellar Salmon Mason
Ethan Hawke Mason Sr.
Evie Thompson Jill
Greg Baglia Additional Voices
Jamie Howard Mindy
Jonathan Bell Kitchen Worker
Jordan Howard Tony
Libby Villari Mother
Lorelei Linklater Samantha
Marco Perella Professor Bill Welbrock
Mark Finn Himself
Megan Devine Make Out Girl
Mona Lee Fultz Teacher
Natalie Wilemon College Student
Nick Krause Charlie
Patricia Arquette Olivia
Ryan Power Paul
Sam Dillon Nick
Savannah Welch College Student
Shane Graham Stanley
Sharee Fowler Book Trivia Judge
Steven Chester Prince Ted
Sydney Orta Elementary School Girl
Tamara Jolaine Tammy
Tess Allen Neighborhood Friend 2
Zoe Graham Sheena
Producer Credit
Anne Walker-McBay Producer
Caroline Kaplan Associate Producer
Cathleen Sutherland Producer
John Sloss Producer
Jonathan Sehring Producer
Kirsten McMurray Co-Producer
Richard Linklater Producer
Sandra Adair Co-Producer
Vincent Palmo Jr. Co-Producer
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