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Beautiful Boy Reviews

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November 14, 2018
Both actors do powerful, subtle work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2018
Even with Chalamet's brilliance, the film grows muted by its own depressing miasma.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
November 9, 2018
Beautiful Boy is well-acted and handles a sensitive topic with the care it deserves, yet ends up being an 'important' film more than a well-made one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2018
The superb acting overshadows the story and its execution. Carell and Chalamet are fantastic together. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2018
Carrell and Chalamet Shine in Flawed "Boy."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
November 6, 2018
In less capable hands, Nic could come off as entitled or smarmy, but Chalamet never plays him that way, and he never lets Nic's addictive tics slip into parody.
November 6, 2018
Cautionary, straightforward saga about a frantic father dealing with his son's Meth addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 6, 2018
The narrative doesn't give you a whole lot of time to become emotionally invested but the performances do what they can.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 5, 2018
When it comes to depicting drug addiction, "Beautiful Boy" doesn't show us much that we haven't seen before in movies, but it gets the emotions just right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2018
A well-meaning cautionary tale with very good intentions and almost no sense of pace...the film has some poignant moments where the family rises above the crisis, but the piece is very long and overwhelmingly glum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 4, 2018
Chalamet's performance, one of the year's best, deserves to be seen, but it certainly doesn't exactly make for a fun night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2018
This heavily emotional US drama from Belgian co-writer/director Felix Van Groeningen is built upon the performances of Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, who turn what could have been a hand-wringing exercise in cliché into something rather stronger.
November 2, 2018
It is the immense strength of the film -- which is, frankly, often difficult to watch -- that you're not entirely sure what a "happy ending" would be for this story.
November 2, 2018
The movie does a good job of explaining how Nic's addiction affects everyone around him. The film avoids becoming too repetitive, thanks the good acting jobs of Carell and Chalamet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2018
While Beautiful Boy hits most of the same beats as other addiction movies, the main characters seem like actual people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2018
It sounds like a terrible pun, but over and over again, the best word to describe the experience of watching "Beautiful Boy" is "sobering."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2018
Smuggles two top-shelf performances into an otherwise benign chapter book story of addiction
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2018
Dramatically flat and frankly monotonous. On the plus side, Carell and Chalamet give fearless performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2018
See it for Chalamet alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2018
An insightful and uplifting father-son story where unconditional love is the real star of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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