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Boy, The (2016) Movie Information

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William Brent Bell


Lauren Cohan
Rupert Evans
Ben Robson
Diana Hardcastle
Jim Norton
James Russell





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Great, a young American, takes a job in remote English village as a nanny, only to realize her charge is actually a life-size doll that the parents care for as a real boy following the tragic death of their son 20 years before. When Greta violates a strict set of rules, things begin to change for the worse, leading Greta to believe the doll may be alive. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 06/24/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Love Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead and while this horror movie starts of decent, it never finds its footing and the big, dramatic reveal of the end is just kind of dumb. That doll is pretty creepy and the film has some atmosphere going for it, but otherwise it's a completely forgettable film.

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Amy 01/26/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I was expecting this to just be moderately entertaining genre nonsense, but it was way better than I thought it would be -- in terms of production values, and the story too. Very deftly made. (And great wallpaper and set dressing!)

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01/23/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Unintentional Comedy

'The Boy' is a routine, non-scary PG-13 horror/thriller released in January. Do I really need to say more? You know going in that this won't be good. In the film's defense, the directing manages to hold everything together as we plod along this inept story. There is an attempt at slow-build atmosphere in the way that the old house and the boy doll are shot. It's a somewhat admirable effort in what is otherwise a suspense-less trek of uninspired jump scares. The silly premise had me giggling often. It's right on the edge of parody. The 'big twist' of the movie was the highlight of unintentional laughter. It's SO STUPID. The revelation made me laugh out loud in the theater. When taking into account all of the events that have happened previously throughout, it is not conceivable ...

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