Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder (2011)

A young boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother during a Brooklyn car-jacking. Now a 17-year-old loner, Sean Donovan (Caleb Steinmeyer) is relentlessly haunted by his past and obsessed with finding his mother's killer. Drawn into… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

An intriguing, low-budget look at a young vigilante whose "heroism" comes with much moral ambivalence.

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Ronnie Scheib

Morrissey displays a flair for moody atmospherics as his protagonist wanders Gotham's streets and subways at night, but the film relies too heavily on cryptic flashbacks and deliberate gaps in the narrative to create suspense.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Sometimes I think vigilante dramas would be more tolerable if they were pure violent payback, without all the moral grandstanding about our flawed criminal justice system.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Though the story eventually develops some shading, Mr. Morrissey's enthusiasm for graphic novels is evident in every overstylized frame and underwritten conversation.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I started watching it with moderate expectations and was surprised by how quickly I was drawn in; the movie works insistently on an emotional level.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Another vigilante movie, yet not. Nice dark twist to this one. This film combines humor, drama, mystery, emotion, a little action, and then throws in an… More
Jesse Ortega
I thought this film had a very clever ending, it's such a shame that the rest of the film was so boring and uninteresting. It's clear that this film… More
Cast: James Russo, Zulay Henao, Tracy Middendorf, Bill Sage, John Sharian, Alex Manette, Suzanne Didonna, Caleb Steinmeyer Director: Michael Morrissey… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Dark, brooding, intense, atmospheric, and brilliantly executed, Boy Wonder is one of the best films the vigilante genre has to offer. It offers strong… More
Randy Tippy
Much better than I thought it would be. An ensemble cast that clicks, a story that takes a few unanticipated turns, and a director that obviously knows his… More