7.7/10
3,377
27 user 77 critic

Boys State (2020)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 14 August 2020 (USA)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer
A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
11 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Ben Feinstein ... Self
Edit

Storyline

A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

government | teenager | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2017, the year before filming, Texas Boys State voted to secede from the United States. See more »

Quotes

Opening Title Card: [Political] parties... are likely to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.
[the quote remains on screen briefly without attribution; then the following fades in beneath it]
Opening Title Card:
  • George Washington, 1796

See more »

Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Pompeii
Written by Dan Smith
Performed by Bastille
See more »

User Reviews

 
I gave it an 8 but I could not stomach it
4 October 2020 | by robinparker311See all my reviews

Out of fairness to the documentarian I think this deserves an 8, because it is a very well-made documentary but personally, I found it impossible to watch. Some of these boys (and I know this is Texas, a very macho/conservative leaning state) make me think "this is what's wrong with today's GOP". The boys who showed so much machismo seemed to fare much better than the low key, kinder & simply, from my perspective, nicer boys. I'm sure you can tell by now that I am a liberal minded individual (and am therefore glad that there are no comments available on this review) & I cannot say that it's a not a well-made documentary but you had better have a stomach for macho, 17-year-old a-holes if you think you're going to enjoy this. Personally, I find it unbelievable that Cory Booker & President Clinton succeeded in this 'competition', but maybe it's not just the macho who survive? I can't watch the end of it so I don't know.


14 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys State See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concordia Studio See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed