A Boy Called Dad
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When he finds himself a father at the age of 14, Robbie is quickly catapulted into adulthood.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Starts confidently, before panicking itself into potty melodrama."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Sabotages any dramatic credibility with clunky scripting and increasingly preposterous plot twists."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Powerful and affecting."
‑ Ross Bennett, Empire Magazine
"A Boy Called Dad is something of a disappointment, despite a promising set-up and strong performances from Ian Hart and Kyle Ward."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A sympathetic study of confusion, heartache and despair."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A well-intentioned look at masculinity and fatherhood."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The film has a nicely desolate air and some sweet bonding between the two Dads. But having avoided the threat of sentimentality, the film falls prey, in its latter stages, to silliness."
‑ Leo Robson, Financial Times
"Julie Rutterford's well-observed script has a lively wit, the rainswept seaside sets are atmospheric and the cast are beyond reproach but once they part company from credibility the film's spell is broken."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Shot adroitly, and combining Leone-esque close-ups with long tracking shots of the various urban and rural locations, the film prioritises the ambiguity of emotional ties over expository melodrama."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"There's just not enough substance to this tale of two fathers. It's a pity, as the leads both give fine performances."
‑ Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times
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