Buddy Boy

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  • Summary: An introverted teenager (Gillen) relieves the bordom of caring for his alcoholic, disabled mother (Tyrrell) by spying on his neighbor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. 75
    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon creates a solidly trippy atmosphere.
  2. 70
    Even the walls seem to be sweating something viscous and unpleasant.
  3. 60
    Such a compellingly repulsive freak show it's hard to pay attention to any serious concerns.
  4. 38
    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon lands only glancing blows in this grim black comedy.
  5. 30
    A little bit "pi," a little bit "julien donkey-boy," a little bit "Eraserhead," Buddy Boy doesn't equal these, but offers bizarre pleasures of its own.
  6. If you want pretentious and unsavory, check out Buddy Boy.
  7. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    10
    Lost its chance to be anything but an endurance test for the viewer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MichaelK.
    Nov 6, 2005
    9
    Powerfully acted by the wonderful Gillien and Tyrell, this wickedly dark journey into madness makes you question just what goes on behind the Powerfully acted by the wonderful Gillien and Tyrell, this wickedly dark journey into madness makes you question just what goes on behind the doors and eyes of anyone you meet. This is not your typical suspense film and viewers should be warned that it will appeal most to film lovers who enjoy something outside the mainstream. Like a voyeur, the audiance is left without all the answers and left to reflect and come to one's own conclusions. Highly recommended! Expand
  2. CarrieW.
    Nov 14, 2006
    7
    A tad overblown in the "emo teen" I must take myself too seriously category but intriguing nontheless in a sort of "Rosemary's Baby" or A tad overblown in the "emo teen" I must take myself too seriously category but intriguing nontheless in a sort of "Rosemary's Baby" or "The Tenant" sort of spooky. Got under my skin still and made me itch..though the dark quality was just a bit overdone. Expand

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