Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil (2017)

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Handsome Devil offers a charming, well-acted variation on the coming-of-age story with a few fresh topical twists.

Monica Castillo
New York Times

"Handsome Devil" studies formulaic coming-of-age movies a little too closely.

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Craig D. Lindsey
Village Voice

The flick teeters between feel-good message movie and a burlesque of gay panic ...

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Joey Keogh

It's a premise we've seen dozens of times before, in a variety of guises, but writer-director John Butler injects his own highly personal take with lashings of Irish humour and a gutsy helping of genuine heart and emotion.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

The sweetness, poignancy and breezy humor of this Emerald Isle bildungsroman also make it pretty darn impossible to resist.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Heavy-handed at times, but this is a sweet story honestly told.

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Armond White
Out Magazine

Using music to define gay experience in a prep school setting makes Handsome Devil a queer version of Wes Anderson's Rushmore.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Although the film can feel a bit been-there-seen-that, this earnest, well-drawn tale ultimately proves distinct and winning enough to warrant a look.

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David Ehrenstein
Los Angeles Blade

... "Handsome Devil" is a lively gay romance, even though it isn't all that romantic.

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Jessica Baxter
Hammer to Nail

Handsome Devil is an affable picture, but it's a few nips and tucks away from being great.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
"Handsome Devil" is a sweet and charming bildungsroman for the LGBT set, with more than competent production. You may smile, if you allow yourself to… More
Sean Thomas
Handsome Devil is a mixed bag in all aspects. The acting ranges from stellar to mediocre, the gags are hit & miss, and the moments are either stellar or… More
Ian Walker
Whilst you can easily write this off an Irish version of Dead's Poet Society, it is so much more than that. With character depth and a topic that provides… More