Honey Boy

critic Reviews

94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score94%
  • Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    A movie that could easily have crashed and burned. That it does not has something to do with the shared intensity of character and performance. All three main actors share the stage as equals and the level of commitment is remarkable.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Playing out mainly in the skid-row motel in Los Angeles where father and son live, Alma Har'el's dreamlike film leavens the grimness with humanity and humour...
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    This is bleak stuff. But it's also hellishly entertaining.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The film delicately bears its scars and finds peace by acknowledging how childhood pains can make and break us.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This looks on paper like a self-aggrandising vanity project, but it is very well directed and performed.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The icing on the cake of [LaBeouf's] indie redemption phase.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    A moving exploration of art, trauma and the connection between the two.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    The movie feels very raw. LaBeouf's voice is very unfiltered through this movie... You can tell that he's working through things as he writes the movie.
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    Joi ChildsMTR Network
    Honey Boy is a messy triumph for screenwriter LaBeouf and director Har'el.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    Starkly sad and sensitive, this is Shia LeBeouf's memory drama in which he plays a fictionalized version of his own father.
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