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229 Ratings

The Boy

Directed by William Brent Bell
United States, 2016
Horror, Thriller


An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

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The Boy Directed by William Brent Bell

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  • ig_____or's rating of the film The Boy

    This film sucked so bad that it didn't even deliver the plot twist that I was expecting from the get-go: that the the hunky handyman was, in fact, Brahms, and that he was messing around with the girl. Instead we got a silly man/creature that lived hidden in the walls (?) but was somehow able to walk around the house and move the doll and objects from their place. Hugh, pity. At times the film looked eye-catching.

  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film The Boy

    The bad boy. Not that shivering for a thriller, not that gore for a horror movie... but the psychologic madness around the boy doll and his parents is interesting enough to deserve a better approach.

  • Evan Schafer's rating of the film The Boy

    In this very suspenseful, Hitchcockian thriller, I was quite literally watching every frame, beginning to end, because I was so entranced by a very misleading first two acts. By the time that we learn what is actually happening, so much has been fed to you that you feel lied to and somewhat violated, but moreover shocked than anything else. A great twist and some solid acting on all parts. Worth every minute.

  • João R's rating of the film The Boy

    It struggles to keep interesting (1st act is based on dreams; 2nd act's a search for non existent proofs) and stretches to maintain its runtime. Even though Greta's emotional struggle justifies her relationship with Brahms, ends up feeling superficial, unfortunately. The abuse storyline should've been more central, imo. The supernatural realm is a veil that will keep you blind to the very satisfying ending.

  • Laura Lavorato's rating of the film The Boy

    As a fan of the horror genre I often put myself through the misery of watching new releases with good premises just to find out they have awful scripts and even worse endings. This is yet another case of squandered potential. They had good setting and possibly a good story there but unfortunately the second part is a total waste of time and it gives in to almost all of horror clichés. Shame.

  • ceknklsn's rating of the film The Boy

    61/100 (Spoiler da vermek istemiyorum ama yazmak zorundayım. Filmin sonunu yüzde 99 oranında izleyici beğenmemiş. Bana göre filmi kurtaran kesinlikle sonu. Gerçekten insanlar neyi düşünüyor anlamıyorum. Ayrıca puanlar da olduğunca düşük. Genel kanı aksine fazla puan verdiğim nadir filmlerden oldu. Filmde tek sıkıntı olabilecek şeyi uzunca alta yorum olarak bırakmak istiyorum. Neden sevdiğimi açıklar umarım.)

  • Justerodeusintherain's rating of the film The Boy

    This had alot of potential, an interesting concept and was excited to see Maggie from the walking dead in something else. However the ending ruined it turned dramatic and ridiculous as so many often do. Shame

  • Martin De Martin's rating of the film The Boy

    Da una premessa così inquietante sarebbe stato lecito aspettarsi qualche salto in più sulla poltrona o quantomeno un'atmosfera degna. Purtroppo William B. Bell si dimostra per l'ennesima volta incapace di costruire un qualsiasi elemento perturbante reale nei suoi film horror, tutti molto interessanti sulla carta ma alla prova dei fatti assolutamente vuoti. Un horror usa e getta, da guardare e dimenticare.

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