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Summary Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and i...

The Boy
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 10 Critic Reviews
42
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
7.1
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Summary Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and i...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 10 Critic Reviews
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6 Reviews
30% Negative
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10% Positive
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60% Mixed
6 Reviews
30% Negative
3 Reviews

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Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
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59% Positive
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30% Mixed
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11% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
7.1
59% Positive
177 Ratings
30% Mixed
89 Ratings
11% Negative
33 Ratings

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Production Company Lakeshore Entertainment, STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Media, Vertigo Entertainment
Release Date Jan 22, 2016
Duration 1 h 37 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Every child needs to feel loved.
BloodGuts UK Horror Awards
2 Nominations
Golden Trailer Awards
2 Nominations
World Soundtrack Awards
1 Nomination