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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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William Colby
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Sheriff Deacon Whit
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Dad
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Ben
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Marcus
Sam Morse ...
Derek
Andres Echavarria ...
Clayton
Maria Luisa Ruiz ...
Allyson
Amalia Santamaria ...
Jennifer
Manuela Guerra ...
Sara
Hong Kyu Park ...
Tommy
Victoria Escobar ...
Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

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The film takes place in the summer of 1989. See more »

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The movie is set in 1989. When Ted and the other boy explore the sewer tunnel, Ted uses a multi-LED flashlight. LED flashlights were invented in 1998, and were not commercially available before 2001. See more »

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Terrible script, terrible movie
22 August 2015 | by (Lost Angels CA) – See all my reviews

This film is perfect evidence that the weak link in filmmaking today lies in screen writing.

Plus, it's so slow..... slow..... slow.....slow..... slow..... slow.....slow..... slow..... slow.....slow..... slow..... slow.....Slow..... slow..... slow.....slow..... slow..... slow.....Slow..... slow..... slow.....slow..... slow..... slow.....I mean it's so very damn excruciatingly SLOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Watching this snooze-fest masquerading as a movie is the equivalent of being in Hell. Something dramatic seems about to happen, and then.... nothing! And then, something seems about to happen, and then...... nothing again! And over and over, on and on, repeating ad-infinitum, never ending. That's the whole structure of this film. Whoever wrote it needs to take a course in screen writing.

On the positive side, at least we now have a new way of torturing suspected terrorists, no water-boarding needed -- just force them to watch "The Boy" a few times. They'll be confessing every sin known to Man and some that aren't before this stinker is halfway through.

If you don't believe me, check this out: this turd is so pathetic and uneventful that just to find ONE single dramatic image for the poster, the distributor had to resort to using a still photo from the ENDING!!!!!!

How pathetic is that! They decided to give away the ending just SO THEY COULD SCAM A FEW PEOPLE INTO THE THEATER!!!!!!!!

I promise you, "The Boy" sets filmmaking back about a century.

You have been warned.


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