REVIEW ROUNDUP: BEAUTIFUL BOY AND MONSTERS AND MEN

New releases from Friday January 18th: Beautiful Boy starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell and Monsters and Men with John David Washington.
Read on for a selection of reviews, or pop in to make up your own mind!

BEAUTIFUL BOY
“Following his breakout performance in Call Me by Your Name, Chalamet enhances his wunderkind credentials here.”
4/5 – RTE

“It’s a moving film, bolstered by two fine performances.”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“Every last thing the movie shows us about addiction, and the effect it can have upon those who are trying to save an addict from himself, is entirely authentic.”
Variety

“Hard to take and impossible to forget.”
Rolling Stone  

“Parents will feel heard by this movie in a way that few other films have tried. Everyone else should go for the kid, who’s a rocket taking off. You want to be able to say you were there when it happened.”
4/5 – Time Out

“The leads are superb, buoyed by Amy Ryan as Nic’s mom, Maura Tierney as his stepmother, and LisaGay Hamilton in a moving cameo.”
Chicago Reader

MONSTERS AND MEN
“There are no answers here, easy or otherwise, only dilemmas and counterpoints. A remarkably sure-footed first film from writer-director Green.”
4/5 – Irish Times

“The message hits home and it will reignite a conversation that needs to continue until change comes.”
4/5 – RTE

“There is humanity and complexity in this welcome movie, as well as muscular power and unreconciled anger”
4/5 – Guardian

“There’s an expert fluidity to the chain of events and their direct impact on three men of color just trying to live honest, productive lives.”
Hollywood Reporter

“A politically astute, emotionally layered examination of a violent death and its lingering psychic residue.”
LA Times

 


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