Reviews: Beautiful Boy (2018)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: . . . passionately acted and masterfully told in BEAUTIFUL BOY, a film that is savagely tender in mood and execution
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Over and again, Nic fails, says he’s sorry and then he is forgiven. It’s the cinematic equivalent of “Lather, rinse, repeat.”
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: This portrait of drug addiction and its impact on a family may be Hollywood sleek and smooth, but its authenticity is in the empathy, in the lack of judgment. Steve Carell is absolutely heartbreaking.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: The nostalgia of the past is therefore [David’s] memory as a father while the pain of the present is his acknowledgment that things played differently for Nic. But we understand this without following the teen down his spiral. Doing so anyway therefore proves unnecessarily excessive.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: As it stands, Beautiful Boy comes up short as far as building a stronger narrative out of a family’s struggle.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Beautiful Boy is bracingly honest with its turns and barriers built by emotional whallup. The remarkable performances of Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet deserve the credit for that impact, fashioning a touchingly stout drama that is braver than most films on the subject.