Boyhood (2014): Highly Overrated

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

8 Responses

  1. I’m more in the loved it camp, but your comments and analysis are excellent, apropos and beautifully written.

  2. millyer says:

    I really like Linklater’s style – the seemingly mundane details in life that he captures make his work beautiful. Boyhood certainly wasn’t a favourite of mine, or even terribly memorable. I think Linklater a lot of the time films scenes that are so un-Hollywood that it’s hard for viewers to understand what/why they’re watching. If you’re into painfully real, Linklater’s usually your man. It wasn’t worth 12 years for sure.
    Linklater has made some lovely films, namely Before Sunset. It is for me one of the sweetest romance films ever.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I love that whole “before” series that he’s made. I actually do gravitate to a lot of his work, for some reason Boyhood just didn’t work for me.

  3. Nice review. I watched it when it was in theaters and I remember really liking it then, but now I’m curious to see if I’ll still feel the same way watching it now!

  4. I’ve watched Boyhood too and I thought similarly – it was good but it also felt like something was missing, like it wasn’t quite reaching a mark or my expectations.

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