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Eamonn Owens Eamonn Owens
Francie Brady
Sean McGinley Sean McGinley
Sergeant
Peter Gowen Peter Gowen
Leddy
Alan Boyle Alan Boyle
Joe Purcell
Andrew Fullerton Andrew Fullerton
Phillip Nugent
Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw
Mrs. Nugent
Stephen Rea Stephen Rea
Da Brady


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Neil Jordan Neil Jordan
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A very good movie

3 years, 7 months ago at Oct 17 10:45
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, ever since I saw ‘The Crying Game’, I have always been a fan of Neil Jordan’s work but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he blew me away and I’m pretty sure the last time he really impressed me was actually with this movie. It is actually a rather obscure featur... read more
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The Butcher Boy is a timely and engrossing film about the deprivations, fantasies, and violence that can cause children to kill without regret.
Release date: 20 February 1998
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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 years, 7 months ago

A very good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, ever since I saw ‘The Crying Game’, I have always been a fan of Neil Jordan’s work but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he blew me away and I’m pretty sure the last time he really impressed me was actually with this movie. It is actually a rather obscure feature but it has fortunately still managed to reach a cult status through the years. Basically, it is some kind of whimsical dark tale and even though this mix might sound impossible, I thought it worked really well and the end-result was quite unique. Indeed, not only, it felt socially accurate but you had also a really fascinating portrait of a teenage boy who is put under such a great deal pressure” read more


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