The Boys in the Boat

audience Reviews

, 97% Audience Score
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    There was no plot. Joe was creepy. They never really became a family. Joyce was portrayed as in a bad light, she wasn't so desperate.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Watched this after Iron Claw for a much needed feel good movie
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Another movie where the real movie fans know what to like in a film. The audience reviews very much reflecu my own and I find the critics so much off mark on this one. It is based on a true story and a remarkable one at that. The unfashionable Washington University rowing eight take on the local favourites, then the national ones and finally end up rowing as the USA team in the 1936 Berlin Nazi olympics. Wonderfully stirring stuff and a failure to appreciate this means you mus have a heart of stone. At the end I would have liked a short postscript to let us know what had happened to them all but it was not to be - a big oversight from Geroge Clooney especially as this was a real life story after all. So listen to the fans, ignore the experts and watch this this uplifting story of just what can achieved when everything falls into place against the odds.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great movie, entertaining and motivational. Uplifting story about friendship, overcoming hardships and cheering for the underdogs!
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    A solid, wholesome, inspiring story told in the typical Sunday-afternoon movie style. It’s good in its lane, but it could have been a couple of boat lengths ahead of the rest if it was given the chance
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The Boys In The Boat This sports biopic chronicles the 1936 Summer Olympics journey of the University of Washington's rowing team. Most movies in this genre will rather go for theatrics and hone in on effective drama, but this biopic remains rather simple and traditional. The storytelling is clear and rows smoothly to its conclusion. The movie falls short in character development. With numerous characters appearing, many are sidelined, and even the main ones lack proper exploration. This is honestly what sports biopics are about, the drive and push that offers the eventual success, and this movie doesn't pack a lot of that. The Boys In The Boat authentically captures the era it portrays. The setting, wardrobe, cinematography, and overall atmosphere of the movie vividly bring this period to life. The cast of Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner, Hadley Robinson, and Thomas Elms bring their best to what they're offered. The Boys In The Boat had the potential to be great, but it still makes for an enjoyable and straightforward watch. 6.5-7/10
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Loved it. A genuinely great film - a must watch!
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Boring and very slow
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I loved this movie and HIGHLY Recommend it!!!!!!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Inspiring film. Bring tissues. George Clooney knocked this one out of the park.