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About this Film

Richard Linklater's time-lapse drama 'Boyhood' tracks the growth of a young boy from childhood through to the onset of adulthood.

This epic family drama follows Mason as he grows from a boy into a man, documenting his experiences of everyday family life as well as the milestone moments of his childhood and adolescence. Shot over 12 years, this unique drama captures its cast members ageing in real time.

'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater is the filmmaker behind the acclaimed 'Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight' series.

Patricia Arquette added to her BAFTA with the OSCAR win for "Best Supporting Actress"

Boyhood took home 3 BAFTA awards; Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 BAFTA award ceremony.  

OSCAR and BAFTA nominations 2015
Boyhood was nominated for 6 OSCAR and 5 BAFTA awards, including Best Film/Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screen Play and Best Supporting Actor.

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  • Cast members
    Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
  • Running time
    166 minutes
  • Directed by
    Richard Linklater
  • Language


Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

5 Stars
“ the achievement of a lifetime ”

5 Stars
“ an extraordinary achievement ”

4 Stars
“ captivates you not with its method, but with its intimate insight ”

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Reviewer: BGnDDate: 2015-02-23

Great film, enjoyed by all the family. Great cast - including of course the remarkable Redmayne who was fantastic in his portrayal. Moving and inspiring all at once. Highly recommended!


Reviewer: FlickJunkyDate: 2015-02-12

Avoid. Its incredibly dull, uneventful and long. So very long.


Reviewer: BramblerDate: 2015-02-11

An interesting experiment, to film a movie over 12 years, but that was it! That was the only point of the movie, there was no other "story" within the story, so it left us feeling slightly disappointed

Inspirational, R

Reviewer: C6603Date: 2014-08-04

It is a realistic film but it was so long and di not finish the film..God knows what's the ending. doesn't seem to have one...

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