The Butcher Boy Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4538

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 13

Theatrical Release Date: 04/03/1998

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Neil Jordan

Actors: Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw

Plot: With a temperamental father and a suicidal mother, a bright young Dublin boy grows increasingly demented and homicidal. Moving in and out of insane asylums, he murders a neighbor who sullies the name of his family, while experiencing visions of a saintly angel.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/14/2011

What a GREAT movie!!!

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Allison - wrote on 06/01/2011

So this must be my five millionth Neil Jordan film. I didn't necessarily love it as much as I had some others. Jordan explained in the commentary that the boy's character was much darker in the book. I think for such a "bad" boy, he needed to have that darkness 1) to be believable and 2) to be scary. Eamonn Owens is a good actor, but I'm sure it was in the way Neil Jordan directed him. All in all, it was okay movie. 6/10

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