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Good Boys

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79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score79%
  • Good Boys is undermined by an eagerness to repeatedly indulge in profane humor, but its appealing cast and ultimately thoughtful message often shine through.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This might be my favorite studio comedy of the year.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    Mostly, the story is just scant scaffolding on which to hang cheerfully crass jokes about Stranger Things, anal beads, and cocaine. But it's a winning showcase...
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The movie's charm comes from its ability to conjure up the innocence of the twilight of childhood; its humor arises from the adult perspective of certain not-so-innocent things. Good Boys may not be for everyone but my funny bone was tickled.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    For all its wacky, gross-out, shock-ya humor, Good Boys has a lot of heart.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    The main strength of "Good Boys" is that its jokes, while derived from outrageous situations, work because the characters react in realistic ways.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    There's an honest heart beneath the racy laughs. If only sixth-graders themselves could actually see it.
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    James ClayFresh Fiction
    This gimmicky premise rises far above what the film promises. While adults more than likely aren't expecting much out of cursing kids, there's a message that rings true about finding your place in the world.
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    Caillou PettisBattle Royale With Cheese
    With a terrific cast full of young and funny stars, a ton of heart, and some pure craziness sprinkled in, Good Boys is a highly entertaining time.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    Shocking, smutty sweet - filled with sticky, R-rated misadventures and a poignant epilogue.
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    Matthew LucasThe Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
    While Good Boys doesn't exactly feel like a comedy classic in the making the way Superbad did, it's got a lot of heart and plenty of laughs thanks to the talent of its young cast.
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