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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

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Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 27, 2010
    75
    We get little sense of his interior life, what was going on in his head as school, girlfriends and music were competing for his attention and music was winning out. His drive is suggested, but never really felt in the performance.
  2. 75
    Nowhere Boy is great at depicting the birth of Lennon's love for his art.
  3. 67
    It's a tender, but sometimes untended, portrait of the artist as a young man-and occasionally as a young asshole-that's handsome, dutiful, and finally, a little dull.