The Boy (2015) - Rating, Synopsis, Review

The Boy

The Boy is a 2015 English language horror movie directed by Craig Macneill. The movie is produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller under SpectreVision, Chiller Films. When we consider the Casting of this movie, the lead roles are played by Jared Breeze, David Morse, while the supporting cast includes Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage. Coming to the Important Crew: Music is composed by Hauschka, while Craig Macneill has provided the screenplay.

  • Release Date:  2015
  • Genre:  Madness & Paranoia
  • Cast and crew: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp, David Valencia, Sam Morse, Andres Echavarria, Luisa Brooke, Amalia Santa Maria, Manuela Guerra, Hong-Kyu Park, Victoria Escobar
  • Director:  Craig William Macneill
  • Screenwriter:  Clay McLeod Chapman, Craig William Macneill

The Boy (2015) Rating:

  • Eloise = 3 / 10;
  • Raoul = 3.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.4 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 6.7 / 10;

The Boy (2015) Synopsis:

A young boy, living alone with his father in the motel they manage, escape from his boredom by violence and an unusual fascination for death.

The Boy (2015) Review:

The Boy is the portrait of Ted, a young, disturbed kid and how his boredom will eventually lead him to go completely insane. In order to make the portrait more vivid, the movie is made at an exact image of the kid: boring and crazy at the end.

Now it is not a “bad” movie in the sense that it is poorly done, or poorly acted… it is the complete opposite actually – the acting is excellent and the movie very well-directed. But it is hell slow! The movie is a painful 105 minutes of nothing and, in many ways, reminded me of the recent Maggie, except with David Morse instead of Schwarzenegger. Now I am pretty sure that The Boy will have public in drama-lovers and those who do not mind slow-paced psychological tales, but as a horror movie, it is disappointing.

There is actually not much horror in it except for the last couple of scenes. The same goes for the atmosphere – which failed at creating any suspense at all – at least for me. Overall The Boy was a big disappointment for me, especially considering all the good critics that it received so far.


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