Movie Review Honey Boy

Thursday, 13 February 2020  |  Admin

Movie Review

Honey Boy

Drama film directed by Alma Har'el (in her narrative feature directorial debut) with a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his childhood and his relationship with his father.

The film stars LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe and FKA Twigs.

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Any Good?

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 93% based on 199 reviews, and an average rating of 7.69/10. The website's critical consensus reads: "Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds""

Metascore (Critics) Rating 7.3/10 (scores between 5-8.5/10)

IndieWires Eric Kohn rated it 8/10 and wrote:

Even as Honey Boy settles into the tropes of a familiar coming-of-age saga, its an admirable variation the earnest attempt by an elusive movie star to bring his mythology down to Earth.

IMDB User Rating

Some comments:
Surprisingly decently written 8/10
Such a painfully raw story 9/10
I usually don't cry in movies. But I did.10/10
New respect found for Shia Labeouf! 9/10
A vanity piece.4/10
Boring 5/10

MGN Review

Definitely more for people with an interest in Shia LaBeouf. Me not particulary, appreciate the aesthetics of the movie but it did not warrant any great feelings from me to be fair.

Many like it Critics and none critics alike, but I found it a little drawn out and uninteresting. To me anyway.

MGN Rating 5.5/10

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