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Boy A
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Andrew Garfield Andrew Garfield
Jack Burridge
Peter Mullan Peter Mullan
Terry
Alfie Owen Alfie Owen
Eric Wilson
Skye Bennett Skye Bennett
Angela
Josef Altin Josef Altin
Bully


Written by
Mark O Mark O'Rowe
(screenplay)


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Boy A

6 years, 9 months ago at Sep 6 2:00
2 votes
Emotionally-wrenching and perfectly executed, Boy A is the first truly great film to be released this year. Though it was released in the U.S. a few days ago, its first release was last year in the UK, and there's no surprise in the fact that it racked up four BAFTA awards, particularly in the case of lead actor Andrew Garfield, who gives a relentlessly flawless performance in this movie. It is ma... read more

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1 year, 9 months ago at Sep 16 16:07
1 vote
I watched this one is school, or else I likely never would have heard of it. It is certainly worth watching. Andrew Garfield gives a wonderful performance as Jack, a young man recently out of prison, who is trying to reintegrate into society. It turns out that Jack is no "ordinary" prisoner, however. He is one of two boys (called "Boy A" by the press) who were convicted of brutally murdering a you... read more

A very good movie

5 years, 6 months ago at Dec 21 10:18
1 vote
Since I kept hearing some good things about this flick, I thought I should check it out. Eventually,  it was starring 2 really impressive performances by Peter Mullan (easily one of the most underrated actors at work nowadays) and Andrew Garfield (one of the most promising actors at work nowadays). I must say that the sober directing was really effective as well and the whole thing turned out to ... read more
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Description: Jack has a terrible secret. He is really the notorious Boy A (Andrew Garfield) who committed a terrible crime when he was just a child. Recently released from a juvenile prison, he enters a world he has never been part of. He is haunted by his grim past, and is more a boy than a man at 24. His caseworker Terry (Peter Mullan) sees the good in him and does everything in his power to give Boy A a second chance. Boy A chooses the name Jack and is set up with a job, a home and the opportunity for a new life. At his job he forms adult relationships for the first time. He bonds with Chris (Shaun Evans) and finds a girlfriend in Michell ... (more)
Release date: 4 September 2008
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