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: 81% 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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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

An endearing cast of characters [are] able to charm their way out of the stereotypical boxes dictating their purpose to the story.

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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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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

There are at least two characters whose stories are more promising than the main character of Handsome Devil.

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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 Noh
Film Journal International

Irish adolescent coming-of-age tale is undone by a basic lack of freshness and haphazard direction and script.

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John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

A warm blanket of a film that manages to tackle sexuality and homophobia with a surprisingly light, but not ineffectual, tone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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