Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong.
  2. 38
    An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.
  3. 30
    Working from a preachy, clumsy script that's full of gaping holes in logic, plot and character development, director Zak Tucker is also handicapped by a cast filled with actors who seem to be in their first year of acting school.
  4. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    30
    Rather than creating believable characters engaged in nuanced conflict, Boy proffers a pair of obvious symbols and hopes that they'll make a statement about the personal and the political.
  5. 25
    Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Shays
    Oct 18, 2009
    9
    Great Movie overall. But even PORN movies are better directed and edited than this movie.
  2. StevenH.
    Apr 24, 2008
    5
    Not a stupid movie - an interesting idea, actually. I watched with low expectations and enjoyed it more than I expected. I thought the acting Not a stupid movie - an interesting idea, actually. I watched with low expectations and enjoyed it more than I expected. I thought the acting was quite good and the direction was OK. It was let down by a script which was interestingly literate in parts and amazingly clunky in other parts; the framing device of talking to a journalist was artificial and unnecessary; the Izzie sub-plot was distracting; and several plot points seemed implausible to me. Nevertheless, by the time of the climactic speech I was glued to the screen and keen to see how it would all end. Full Review »
  3. Eldon
    Nov 27, 2006
    0
    Geez, I wish I could argue with Randy J's review, but it's really not possible. LOL. It's a really bad movie. And I can't Geez, I wish I could argue with Randy J's review, but it's really not possible. LOL. It's a really bad movie. And I can't even get into the horrible gay stereotyping. Not a thing illumined here, just keep moving past this one! Wow, it was bad. Full Review »