Boys (1996)

In this youth-oriented, melodramatic mystery, a teenage boy stumbles across the unconscious form of an older woman who has just been thrown from a horse in a field near the boys' school he attends. He decides to take the inert woman to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

As vague and unfocused as its title.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Writer/director Cochran is stronger on capturing the texture surrounding her characters' converging experiences than making much of it when they do get together.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

What begins as an edgy examination of sheltered, selfish kids making stupid choices devolves into a ludicrously mannered celebration of adolescent rebellion.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The actors do a nice job of investing it all with a certain conviction, and there's a fairy-tale tinge to some of the action that gives it a certain charm.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

A first-rate example of good actors stuck in a bad movie.

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Clint Morris

Haas and Ryder let off some serious sparks, even if the screenplay doesn't

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The movie's not helped at all by Ryder, who seems uncomfortable playing femme fatale to these grimy-fingered boys, as if she doesn't believe anyone could feel this adulative about her.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It is essentially a coming-of-age movie, but the circumstances are so eccentric and the relationships so unique that Cochran seems to be reaching for something more inscrutable, more ambiguous.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Obviously reshot and recut to the point of complete incoherence

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Wow this was a bad movie. Taped it off tv as I had never seen it and had liked a few of Winona's older movies. I remember hearing bad reviews on it when… More
Leo L
This film is one of those unfortunates that would have been great, but just didn't. Great music regardless!