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170 Ratings

Good Boys

Directed by Gene Stupnitsky
United States, 2019


A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home.

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Good Boys Directed by Gene Stupnitsky
Two eras of pop profanity are presented as a continuum. That’s not a profound juxtaposition — or even an observation that the filmmakers appreciate — but it’s the closest the film gets to offering an insight on immaturity, sex, and the national dilemma of cultural neglect.
August 16, 2019
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Part of the fun of this sort of thing is seeing someone hatch a plan that is beyond stupid, and then guessing all the ways that it will unravel, and then (hopefully) marveling at the entirely new levels of calamity that the filmmakers are able to conjure.
August 16, 2019
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Profanity and banality make for a joy-killing combination in Gene Stupnitsky’s sixth-grade, fourth-rate farce Good Boys. Its low-down high concept—“suburban tweens talk dirty”—wears out to the point that curse words function as white noise.
August 16, 2019
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